Neil Perry’s Chilli Sauce – Dani Valent

Adapted from Neil Perry’s new cookbook, Spice Temple

Thermomix version by Dani Valent

Serve this as a dipping sauce for dumplings or as a condiment. (Actually I have been putting it on everything, including toast with avocado.)

Makes about 500 ml (2 cups).


  • 500 grams fresh long, red chillies, seeds removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 300 grams canola oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 50 grams light soy sauce


  1. Place chillies and garlic into mixing bowl and process 15 sec/speed 4.5, until you have a rough paste.
  2. Whilst mixing on speed 3, gradually add the oil through hole in mixing bowl lid, blending to a smooth consistency.
  3. Add the salt and sugar to mixing bowl and cook 20 min/100°C (212°F)/speed 1, then 25 min/Varoma/speed 1 until the sauce has turned bright red and the raw taste has cooked out.
  4. Add soy sauce and stir 15 sec/speed 2. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Stored in a sterilised jar, this chilli sauce will keep indefinitely in the fridge.

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