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Indonesia’s Secret Sauce Spicy Sambal Recipe

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Imtiaz Ullah
Imtiaz Ullahhttps://nomadlawyer.org/about/
Imtiaz Ullah is the founder of travel website - NomadLawyer. A Corporate Lawyer, Senior Travel Correspondent, The Traveller Trails magazine and also acts as an Advisory Member, NGO - Sarvahitey. His travel philosophy is exploring new places, meeting new people, knowing the culture, eating like a local. He always believes in the idea-“ Don't just be a traveller but a Responsible one”.

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Indonesia’s Secret Sauce Spicy Sambal Recipe

Sambal is an indispensable part of all Indonesian cuisine. No Indonesian meal is complete without it. Sambal is an Indonesian chili sauce or paste typically made from a mixture of a variety of chili peppers with secondary ingredients such as shrimp paste, garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, palm sugar, and lime juice. Sambal is an Indonesian loan-word of Javanese origin (sambel).  It is native to the cuisines of Indonesia, and popular in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Brunei and Singapore.

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Indonesia's Secret Sauce: Spicy Sambal Recipe
Indonesia's Secret Sauce: Spicy Sambal Recipe

Through this blog we will highlight traditional Sambal prepared by my very good friend and chef  Jun Joe Winanto.

Indonesia's Secret Sauce: Spicy Sambal Recipe

Joe in action

This Sambal is prepared  at home from high quality chilli.   The best part is – it is produced organically without addition of preservatives  or monosodium glutamate .

It is generally enjoyed with warm rice or salty bread. The magic is crush all ingredients together and then sauté with a little oil.

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Indonesia's Secret Sauce: Spicy Sambal Recipe

This Sambal  generally comes in five variants: 

  1. Sambal Cakalang,  derived from shredded skipjack fish cooked with spices.
  1.  Sambal Ebi, made from dried shrimp or shrimp.
  1. Sambal Kreck, Kreck is in Javanese language, derived from cow or Buffalo skin or commonly called skin crackers.
  1. Sambal Bawang, comes from selected shallots and garlic.
  1. Sambal Tempe, derived from fermented tempe or soya bean.
Indonesia's Secret Sauce: Spicy Sambal Recipe

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There are hundreds of varieties of sambal just within Indonesia. Some resemble a paste more than a relish, while others have sweet, fruity notes derived from mangos and kecap manis. 

Indonesia's Secret Sauce: Spicy Sambal Recipe

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