Use this as a dipping sauce for Asian Spring Rolls or add some to stir-fries, fried rice or cold rice noodles. The recipe yields about 1 cup.
Note: Thai peppers are tiny, profoundly hot peppers. Mash them with the garlic in a mortar and pestle, or use the flat of a knife--a blender doesn’t work as well. Beware the fiery juice on your fingers. Use less or more according to your family’s tastes.
Boil sugar with 1 cup water for 2 minutes. Cool. Stir in remaining ingredients.
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