Chilli Jam (Sambal Manis)

Chilli Jam (Sambal Manis)

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Sambal is an Indonesian chilli sauce and 'manis' means sweet. This chilli jam is bursting with umami flavours and is mildly hot so it can goes well with almost anything.

Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 20 mins

Condiment

Sambal Manis

Indonesian, Malaysian


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It is a good adaptation of the 'Conimex Sambal Manis' which is only sold in certain countries.


Ingredients

Servings:  
6
chilli peppers (dried)
25 g
shrimps (dried)
3
garlic clove(s)
3
fried shallots
1 tbsp
Thai shrimp paste
70 ml
sunflower oil
1 tbsp
sugar (brown)

Steps to Prepare

Step 1 of 4

    • 6 chilli peppers (dried)
    • 25 g shrimps (dried)
    • 3 garlic clove(s)
    • 3 fried shallots
    • 1 tbsp Thai shrimp paste
    • 70 ml sunflower oil
    • 1 tbsp sugar (brown)

Soak dried chillies and dried shrimps for about 30 minutes. Take the seeds and stalks off the chillies. Pound both chillies and dried shrimps till they become a paste.

Step 2 of 4

Chop the garlic cloves and banana shallots finely- ( I used these as I cannot get hold of asian red shallots).

Step 3 of 4

Heat about 70mls of sunflower oil and fried the chopped garlic and shallots till fragrant. Add a pinch of salt, then add the pounded paste to it.

Chilli Jam (Sambal Manis) Step 4

Step 4 of 4

Add dark brown sugar & Thai shrimp paste (optional) and cook till the paste becomes slightly darken. Store in an airtight sterilised jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Published: July 20, 2020


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