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Indonesian Chile Paste

Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

8   Fresh red chilies - serranos or jalapeno, (up to 10) seeds and stems removed
2   Onions - chopped (medium)
4   Garlic cloves - peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon 5mlShrimp or prawn paste
5   Candlenuts or - macadamia nuts
1 teaspoon 5mlTamarind concentrate
1   Fresh galangal - (or ginger)
  And chopped
3 tablespoons 45mlVegetable oil
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
1 teaspoon 5mlBrown sugar
2   Dried kaffir lime leaves - crushed
1 cup 237mlThick coconut milk

Recipe Instructions

In a food processor or blender, combine the chilies, onions, garlic, shrimp or prawn paste, candlenuts, tamarind, and galangal, and puree to a fine paste.

Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the paste and sautee until aromatic, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens.

Use to add heat to curries or other dishes.

(Sambal Badjak)

A World of Curries by Dave DeWitt and Arthur Pais ISBN 0-316-18224-9 pg 149

Source:
The Cuisines of Asia, by Jennifer Brennan

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