Shrimp paste sambal (sambal terasi)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
Stephen Ceideburg
2 tablespoons Ground chilli
1 small Onion
1 teaspoon Shrimp Paste, lightly grilled
Salt, to taste
½ Lemon, juice only

Pound finely the chilli, onion and shrimp paste with salt to taste.

Add lemon juice and blend well. Place in a bowl. This sambal is well known throughout the archipelago. However I recommend it only for addicts. If you want to make Indonesian newcomers feel at home, serve it with vegetables, plain boiled rice and with a grill. Anchovy fillets, about 2 pieces, may be substituted for shrimp paste if you wish.

From "Dishes From Indonesia", Yohanni Johns, Thomas Nelson Ltd., Sydney, 1971. SBN 17 001929 2 [It says "SBN", not "ISBN" in the book.


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