Chili Jam Recipe

Chili Jam Recipe

Ingredients : (Makes 250 g/1 cup)

Oil, for frying

10 garlic cloves, sliced

20 Asian shallots, sliced

3 tablespoons dried shrimps

3 tablespoons lime juice or tamarind puree

7 dried long red chilies, chopped

6 tablespoons brown sugar or palm sugar

1 teaspoon of shrimp paste

Method :

Use a saucepan or wok to heat the oil. Then fry the garlic and shallots together until golden before transferring them from the wok to a food processor or blender.

 

Fry the chilies and dried shrimps for about 1 to 2 minutes, before adding them to the food processor together with the rest of the ingredients. Add in as much of the frying oil as you deem necessary in order to make a paste which you can pour. Put the paste back in the clean wok or saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until it is thick. Be careful not to overcook or it will turn into a caramelized lump. Season the sauce with fish sauce or salt. Chili jam is usually use as base for Thai recipes, especially stir-fries, seasoning or even accompaniment. If kept in an airtight jar, it could last for several months, but it has to be stored in the refrigerator.

 

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