Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sambal Oelek Recipes

Use sambal oelek as a fiery accompaniment or add to recipes where chillies are required.

Ingredients :
200 g small red chillies
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1teaspoon vinegar
1 tablespoon oil

How to make :
1. Remove stalks from chillies roughly. Combine in a pan with water, bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Pour chillies into a food processor, add salt, sugar, vinegar and oil, blend until finely chopped. Store sSambal Oelek in a small glass jar (with a non metallic lid) in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

HINT :
Wear rubber or cotton gloves when handling chillies to avoid any contact with your skin. Kitchen scissors or knife and chopping board after preparation. The seeds are the hottest part of the chilli – they may be discarded, depending on your taste.

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Makes 1 cup

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