Hello everyone and welcome to another new Quick Bite from Nikoli's Kitchen! Today we're talking about this beautiful orange sweet chili sauce that will light up any Asian dish with a citrusy umami blast of flavor. While I didn't make it as well as I'd hoped, I'm definitely still learning and growing. Thank you so much for listening!


Season four begins July 6th! I am really excited to kick off the next full season of Nikoli's Kitchen, and especially excited now that (with big thanks to Brendan of Unchefed) I feel like I've cracked the code on the food segments of the show. The show won't be changing substantially, but more than anything I want to welcome you to my table and sit down and eat these meals with you so I can describe them to you in the moment. Thank you so much for choosing Nikoli's Kitchen. Thank you so much for coming on this journey with me.


Featured Recipe for this Episode

1/2 c orange juice
Zest of 2 oranges
1/3 c dark brown sugar
1/4 c cold water (for slurry)
2 T fresh ginger, finely minced
2 T fresh garlic, finely minced
1/4 c soy sauce
1/2 c rice vinegar
2 t cornstarch
1 T gochujang
1 T cooking sherry or rice wine

Combine your water and cornstarch in a bowl and set aside.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over mid heat. Cook for a few minutes to bring everything together.
Strain this through a fine mesh colander. Don't skip this step, or the sauce won't have quite the texture it should.
Return to the pot and add your slurry.
Use an immersion blender to bring everything together in the sauce.
Bring back to a boil; it will immediately start to thicken. 
Cook for an additional few minutes and remove from the heat.

Yield: 2 cups (approx).
Calories/Serving: 82 per 2 tablespoons.


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