Sue L this is as good as the Dutch brand (I can't remember their name but they make the whole line of spices - NasiGoreng etc etc) Of course I used hot chilies and some hot pepper flakes. The first thing I tested it on was plain noodles - buttered and just a touch of Sambal Oelek.. I am freezing some of this batch in teaspoon amounts for future use. This is so reasonable to make versus $2.95 for a small jar - Thanks Sue I'm in business!!!!
I ran out of the Huy Fong sambal oelek, and happened to see Thai bird's eye chilies at the farmer's market the next weekend. I wasn't certain what to do with them, so I looked online. This is so easy and tastes so much better than Huy Fong! After making it, I decided to try adding a little lime juice and a crushed clove of garlic. Even better! The instructions say not to puree it, but this is supposed to be a paste, so I wouldn't worry about overdoing it. Also, my blender, which is a pretty good one, failed to grind this up fine enough, so I tried using my old coffee grinder that I use as a spice mill. It worked beautifully.
To avoid a (dreaded) trip to the grocery, I tried this recipe using what was on hand. I threw in 2 jalapenos and made up the difference with some hot red peppers out of a jar. (Did that make it a Tex-Mex version of sambal oelek? :) ) I'll do this the right way next time, Sue, but it just had a super flavor despite the subs. Thanks!
The recipe is great.
Thanks a million!
My husband, thinking this to be some sort of condiment, ate a spoonful. Should have seen his unexpected response. Yep, human behavior fascinates me, too.
Very nice! Great flavor and easy to make!
I made this to use in the Dining for a Dollar contest with ramen noodles. I loved the kick it gave to the recipe! Thanks Sue!
Oh! My! I reviewed this ages ago when I made Pets Indonesian Cucumber Salad #64648. Great stuff! Thank you. Used Red dry chillies though as fresh was not available. :) Fay