Thursday, 3 November 2011

Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce - Blue Dragon

Sweet chilli dipping sauce can be used in so many ways other than just as a dipping sauce for your spring rolls, prawn crackers or Thai fish cakes. It’s particularly good for dieters as you only need a tiny amount to spice up bland tasting food with hardly any extra calories.

For example, a simple salad of lettuce, tomato and cucumber gets a new lease of life with chilli sauce drizzled on top. Because this chilli sauce is sweet, it doesn’t leave you gasping for water but has just enough zing to kid your taste buds you’ve had a good sized meal. Eating chilli may also have some effect on speeding up the metabolism as this post discusses.

Other ways of using sweet chilli dipping sauce include mixing it with honey, lemon and grainy mustard to make a sweet and spicy marinade for salmon. Or add it to stir fries, mixed into savoury sauces or with low fat crème fraiche as a topping for a baked potato. You can often use it in place of real chillis if you want to avoid having to deal with raw chilli.

Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Dipping sauce is found in most supermarkets in the Asian food section. It’s available in a 190ml or 300ml bottles and also comes in Kaffir lime flavour.

Nutritional Information: Per 100ml: 229 calories (20 calories per 5ml teaspoon), 0.6g protein, 55.1g carbohydrates, 54.7g sugars, 0.7g fat, 0g saturates, 1.6g fibre, 1.70g sodium. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Ingredients: Water, Red Chilli (20%), Sugar, Glucose - Fructose Syrup, Fresh Garlic (6%), Pickled Garlic (Fresh Garlic, Water, Salt, Acetic Acid) (5%), Thickener: Modified Tapioca Starch, Acetic Acid, Salt.

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