Meme, I find the chili garlic sauce at our local Asian market, but I believe Winco may carry it too. It is made by Huy Fong Foods Inc. With a rooster on the front of the bottle. There is a difference between Sriracha Hot chili sauce and chili garlic sauce, but they are both made by the same company. The Sriracha Hot chili sauce is a thin blended consistency where as the chili garlic sauce is thicker and has red hot pepper flakes through out. From what I am told, Peanut oil is usually the oil of choice for most chinese cooking and this is what I prefer to use. It also has a high smoking point. But to be truthful any oil will do. I've totally cheated when I'm out of peanut oil and used vegetable oil, even olive oil. Usually Sesame oil is not used for cooking like that. It's used more like pepper to bring the flavors out right before the dish is served. Sesame oil also has a very low smoking point. I've never had the courage to use it in this dish due to the strong flavor that sesame has. Since this is like a stir fry I found this article that may help you out a bit on choosing the right oil for you. :)Blessing to you! http://chinesefood.about.com/od/cookingfaqs/f/stirfryoil.htm
Tonya, I'm sorry. yes, it is made by Huy Fong Foods, Inc. with the rooster on the front of the bottle. However, it is different from the Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. The difference between the two is this... The Hot Chili Sauce is a thin blended consistency and the chili garlic sauce is thicker and you can see the hot red pepper flakes through out the bottle. Hope I cleared things up. I buy the Hot chili sauce at Winco, and the chili garlic sauce at our local Asian market. I was not aware that they were made by the same company until I opened my fridge and had it staring me dead in the face after I answered your first question. :)
Tiffany~Where do you find the chili garlic sauce? Is it a specific brand or will any brand do? Also does it have to be peanut oil or could sesame oil be substituted so it has a more authentic chinesse taste or does it have that taste already?
Tonya, no, It's made by Huy Fong Foods, Inc. found at Winco in the ethnic section or you can also find it at your local Asian market. [img]http://athriftymom.com/pic upload/IMGP2633.jpg[/img]
YUM!! I love that you can prepare this as a frozen meal. I love freezer cooking! Thanks for sharing your recipe.