Sambal asem

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 small Piece of trassi*
4 \N Fresh red chilies (up to 5)
1 \N Green chili
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Brown sugar
1 tablespoon Lemon or lime juice (lime is better)
1 teaspoon Tamarid concentrate (up to 2)

The following spice mixtures are just samples of how to make each mixture.

There are many many varieties of each mixture and the below recipes can be modified to fit individual tastes. Sambals are a relish like mixuture of spices and can be store for a week or so in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator.

Wrap trassi in foil and grill until it darkens. Remove seeds from chilies.

Chop finely. Pound or press trassi and chilies with other ingredients until you have a smooth paste.

*trassi is a firm paste made of rotting shrimp it is also sold under the name blachan.

Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by crmcbride@...

(Caroline R McBride) on Jul 17, 1997

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