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    Homemade Sambal Oelek

    Homemade Sambal Oelek. Photo by gailanng

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    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    dale!'s Note:

    A staple in Malaysian and Thai cooking. Oelek means grinding so sambal oelek means ground chilli sambal! This can also be frozen.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Blend the chillies, garlic, ginger and lemon grass in a food processor or mortar and pestle.
    2. 2
      While processing gradually add the vinegar.
    3. 3
      Place the pureed mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
    6. 6
      Add the salt and lime zest.
    7. 7
      Remove from the heat, cool and bottle in sterilised jars.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 05, 2013

      Firstly I'd like to straighten things out, sambal oelek is from Indonesia - but the spelling is old Dutch, where the first 'sambal oelek' brand was introduced. The word is javanese origin, meaning ground by stone mortar. There's no 'oelek' word in Malaysian....

      Secondly, right about the sugar amount used in this recipe. Way too much. Besides, the real sambal oelek used brown palm/coconut sugar.

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    • on January 27, 2013

      15

      This turned out to be the sweetest sambal I have ever made-sickly so. Wasted a pound of peppers. Really bummed. 1 cup of sugar? Seriously, way off, but I don't know how much less would make this any good.

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    • on December 12, 2013

      55

      Great recipe. Use fresh, red Thai chilies to blow your stack.<br/>Danger, Will Robinson!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Sambal Oelek

    Serving Size: 1 (1172 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1848.0
     
    Calories from Fat 84
    57%
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 115.5 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 430.4 g
    143%
    Dietary Fiber 32.1 g
    128%
    Sugars 257.3 g
    1029%
    Protein 32.4 g
    64%

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    lemongrass

    lime zest

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