Indonesian Spice Paste (Sambal)
A nice sambal recipe to try !
* 3 tablespoons oil
* 1/4 cup minced onion
* 1-2 tablespoon minced garlic
* 4-6 teaspoons tiny dried red chilies, crushed or hot red pepper flakes
* 1/3 cup finely minced fresh tomato
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons sugar
* 2 teaspoons molasses
1.In a small frying pant or in a wok, heat te oil and stir fry the onions and garlic.
2.After a minute, add the hot pepper flakes or dried chiles.
3.Reduce heat and stir constantly so the peppers don't burn.
4.As soon as the flakes darken a little, add the rest of the ingredients and on the lowest heat, cook the sambal until most of the moisture has evaporated, about 15-20 minutes.
5.The final sambal product should be so well cooked that you can't detect the tomatoes.
6.This sambal recipe makes only a small amount, which is all you'll need. Refrigerated, this sambal recipe will keep for months. Enjoy it...hot !!!