FIRECRACKER! FIRECRACKER! BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!
It isn’t often that I make something spicy. Nevertheless, a dish that is sweet and spicy. BOOM! I am a huge fan of Asian cuisine. In fact, one of my favorite foods is sushi. I love sushi! I love sushi so much that I could eat it several times a week. That and spring rolls. Oh and Drunken Noodles, and Pho, and Orange Chicken, and Miso Soup, and the list can go on and on. I love it all. I especially love when I can figure out how to make them easy and delicious. That is exactly what this dish is. Easy and delicious.
I particularly love a contrast in flavors. I love food that is hot in cold (pie a la mode); I love sweet and salty (chocolate and pretzels); and I love sweet, spicy, and sour. It just makes your mouth go crazy and it makes food interesting. I think I accomplished that with this dish. Now I know that ketchup is not considered to be an essential accoutrement of culinary dishes. I mean its ketchup. Gross, right? But I see the beauty in ketchup. It can be turned into something so pointless to something magical. It can be used as the base for many sauces. Especially the sauce that I made for the Sweet and Sour Chicken Dish.
Now I must warn you, if you are sensitive to spice then you might want to add half of the chili paste required. This amount was perfect for me. Start off with a half a tablespoon and go on from there. Serve this with some rice and you have an awesome meal. Not to mention, it only takes about 30 minutes to cook. I promise you will love it. My significant other ate if for 3 days. He thought it was amazing and so will you. Let me know how you like it!Print