Thai Chili Sa-te Recipe? Tia Chieu – Relish – Sauce
Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:29 PM
I have an abundance of chiles from the garden, so I would love to make it. Ingredients listed are chili pepper, soybean oil, garlic, and "spices."
I think the spices are the key! There is a certain umami flavor in this that I just can't figure out (may be MSG, but I think that would have to be listed).
Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:44 PM
. . . .There is a certain umami flavor in this that I just can't figure out (may be MSG, but I think that would have to be listed).
As far as I recall, MSG doesn't have to be listed separately, but can be bundled with 'spices', 'seasonings', or '[natural] flavours', so your hunch is probably correct (but it's pretty easy to get, so you're not out of luck).
Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:17 AM
That said, I've never heard of anyone making it themselves. It is industrially produced. A quick search in Chinese turned up zero recipes.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:24 AM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:45 PM
Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:09 AM
Well, I've actually found a recipe of sorts for this in my copy of Thai Food by David Thompson. It was sort of hidden. It's dry chillies, fried, with shallots and garlic, and salt. The technique is easy, you gently fry and combine. I think I can recreate one of my own based on my favorite commercial one (without the shallots). I think there is some other umami item in my favorite listed in the ingredients under 'spices'. Still waiting to harvest, so I'll fill in later if I come up with a good enough recipe...