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.


Author: ohdearria

Hi I'm Ria! A hippie heart and gypsy soul mama who loves plants, yoga, blue & white chinas, & thrifty finds. I like to bake and cook something delicious (and healthy) for my twin boys and le hubby. I have golden retriever dog named Sammy, and couple of love birds. I take my boys to sports as early as 5 in the morning and on the weekend. On this blog, I'm mostly rambling about my every day life as an everyday mama, wife, and human being who live in the suburbs. I love sharing snippets about my family, our adventures and holidays. So, if you like what you find here please stay with me. If you don't, simply just close this page. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy reading my stories. xx

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