Fried chili-pepper sambal relish
Indonesia is not known to have nuclear weapon capability, but visitors to
Djakarta often suspect that if enough Sambal Bajak is put into an artillery
shell it will have the same general effect. Indonesian hosts normally warn
Westerners that this is "an acquired taste."
Ingredients(makes 1 cup)
- 1/2 lb fresh red hot chilies,
- 1 large onion
- 6 cloves garlic
- 8 kemiri nuts,
- 3 Tbsp peanut oil
- 1/2 tsp laos powder
- 1 Tbsp trasi
(dried shrimp paste)
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 Tbsp tamarind liquid
- 2 Tbsp sugar
Chop the chilies, onion, and garlic in a food processor.
In a small frypan, sautae this mixture in oil until well cooked.
Do not brown.
Add the kemiri nuts, laos, trasi, and salt. Stir and mash until it is well
Add the tamarind liquid and sugar; simmer until the oil separates out.
Cool, and serve cold.
Laos is a form of ginger. Other names for it are galangal, Java root,
galingale, or lengkuas. If you can't find it, use
of powdered ginger mixed with
of powdered cinnamon.
Trasi is shrimp paste; it can be left out. Tamarind
liquid is made by soaking dried tamarind pulp in hot water for 1 hour and
then straining. To make
of tamarind liquid, use
of pulp and
of hot water.
easy if you have the ingredients.
approximate measurement OK.
DEC Western Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA
reid@decwrl.DEC.COM -or- decwrl!reid
Recipe last modified: 8 Mar 86
From: reid@decwrl (Brian Reid)
Subject: RECIPE: Indonesian fried chili-pepper relish
Date: 10 Oct 86 07:33:33 GMT
Organization: DEC Western Research Laboratory
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