Basic Sambal Seasoning Recipe

Basic Sambal Seasoning Recipe

An easy, simple approach to achieve the a multitude of recipes that go to produce up an Indonesian meal. If you love hot and spicy food, you will certainly find it helpful to prepare up a quantity of this base, which you can cook and keep bottled inside the fridge all set to enhance such varied ingredients as boiled or fried potatoes, breadfruit, yams or other starchy vegetables; hard-boiled eggs; bean curd cut in dice or strips and fried. There is simply no ending to the choices with it

Ingredients :

20 large dried chilies

3 onions, chopped roughly

10 cloves garlic

2 teaspoons dried shrimp paste

1/2 cup peanut oil

1 cup tamarind liquid

3 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoon palm sugar

 

Method :

Soak the chilies in hot water for 20 minutes. Use a food processor to grind the onions, chilies, garlic and dried shrimp paste. Add oil to assist in the blending until a smooth paste. Heat up a wok with the remaining oil and when hot, add in the blended paste. Fry over moderate heat, stirring ocnstantly until the mixture is cooked and turned dark with the oil separting around the edges of the wok. Rinse the blender with the tamarind liquid and add to the wok with salt and sugar. Simmer for a few minutes longer, stirring. Cool completely and store in a sterilized bottle Keep in the refrigerator. Whenever needed, just heat the required amount and stir fry the already cooked main ingredients in it briefly.

 

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