Sambal Matah ( raw chilli seasoning )

Sambals is rice’s little helper, as we called in Indonesia because not a meal goes past without some sort of sambal or fiery chilli condiment served on the side. Sambal makes the heart sing and warms the soul, comforting the weariest spirit — (fragrant rice by Janet de Neefe)

This sambal matah is the most popular sambals eaten in Bali and usually served with fresh grilled fish or fried chicken. It’s also a wonderful accompaniment to summer salad, grilled chicken and avocado.

Ingredients:


3 small red shallots

1 tsp sea salt

3 tbspn oil

3 large chillies, trimmed and de-seeded

2-3 small chillies

3 tspn finely chopped lemongrass

1 tspn finely chopped or grated ginger

5 kafir lime leaves, shredded

1/2 tspn shrimp paste, grilled

Methods:

Slice the shallots as finely as possible, slice all chillies finely.

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly, making sure the shrimp paste is blended in. Add sea salt to taste.

note: to grill the shrimp paste, place it on a small piece of foil in the oven or under a griller for 30 seconds until slightly browned.


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Hi I'm Ria! A hippie heart and gypsy soul mama who loves plants, yoga, blue and white chinas, thrifty finds, occasionally I like to bake and cook something delicious for my teenager twin boys and le hubby. On this blog, I'm mostly rambling about my every day life as a mama, wife, and human being, sharing my piece of mind and some good and not so good photos. Because I'm not a professional photographer or blogger. Just a blogger mama wanna be!😜 So, if you like what you find here please stay with me. If you don't, just close this page and no rude comment, as simple as that. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy reading my stories. xx

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