Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Recipe: Cream Cheese Dip with LINGHAM Chili Sauce



We’re almost at the end of 2017! Time to put on the thinking cap and prepare for the many celebrations of the festivals to come. Who doesn’t love parties? Besides loving the idea of parties, I love to be able to cook and also enjoy these festive parties with family and friends. In fact, it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate the season with good food and great company…

I was surfing the web for some ideas when I came across a very simple recipe using sweet chili sauce for a dip. Needless to say, the first thought that came to my mind was my all-time-favorite LINGHAM’s Chili Sauce. The ever versatile chili sauce is always available in my pantry. Now with the various flavours, it’s easy to use LINGHAM to whip up a dish as always.


Every party should have a dip! It’s one of the greatest appetizer that never fails to attract me when I am at a party. Usually served with a few textural ingredients to accompany the dip, it makes such an attractive as well as pretty platter every time on the table. Dips should be relatively easy to make and can be prepared in advance to save time for a party.

Since I enjoy cheeses of all sort, I decided to put a twist to this Cream Cheese Dip with LINGHAM Chili Garlic Sauce. Not only is this dip so easy to make, one can make this in advance and keep it chilled in the fridge till serving time. It barely took me 5 minutes to whip this up and serve it will some of my favorite chips, fruits and vegetables.


I used LINGHAM Chili Garlic Sauce this round because I like to add a bit of garlicky depth to my dip. Works out perfect as LINGHAM Chili Garlic Sauce has just the right balance of sweetness coupled with subtle garlic notes to give this dip a moreish note.

This is really one of the easiest recipe ever for a party and makes an impressive presentation. The creamy and luscious dip goes especially well with crisp green apple slices and toast. It has a savory and sweet flavour with light hint of heat and garlicky note. Even my little boy enjoyed this a lot despite the little heat and couldn’t help but to keep going back for more dip with nachos chips. I hope you enjoy this recipe, even if its not for a party…


CREAM CHEESE DIP WITH LINGHAM CHILI GARLIC SAUCE

Ingredients
250gm        Cream Cheese
¼ cup          LINGHAM Chili Garlic Sauce
2-3 stalks    Green Onions (chopped finely)
½                Lemon (squeeze juice)
1 Tbsp         Sour Cream (optional)
         
Serving Ingredients
Cracker or Toast
Nacho Chips
Apple
Cucumber
Cherry Tomatoes

Method
Leave the cream cheese to soften at room temperature.
Place cream cheese, sour cream, chopped spring onion and LINGHAM Chilli sauce in a bowl.
Add in lemon juice and mix well until combined.
Transfer to a bowl and serve chilled with the serving ingredients.


Extra Notes and Tips
  • Sour Cream is optional but I find it lightens up the heavy cream cheese
  • Substitute the spring onions with other fresh herbs like coriander, chives or even dill
  • Try different range of LINGHAM’s Chili Sauce – Original, Thai, Sriracha, Extra Hot
  • Serve with potato chips, vegetable chips, bell pepper, celery, broccoli, carrots and more







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