Makes about 1 cup

How to Make It

Step 1

In a small saucepan, combine ¼ cup water with the sugar, vinegar, garlic, chiles, and a large pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.

Step 2

In a small bowl, dissolve the arrowroot in the remaining ¼ cup water.

Step 3

When the sugar is dissolved, whisk the arrowroot mixture into the pot. Stir continuously over medium heat until the sauce begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly before serving.

Chef's Notes


Excerpted from The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2017. Photographs by Con Poulos.

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