Sambal Oelek

Learn to make Sambal Oelek, which means "ground chili sauce." This is considered base sambal, used as the starting point for many different varieties. It's quite spicy, and I use it all the time when cooking Indonesian foods.

When I was dating my (now) wife, she came to visit me in The Netherlands. One day, I am cooking something with Sambal Oelek, and she asked me what that was. I put some on a spoon, and said "taste it." She tried the spoon, and well.... wasn't thrilled iwth me. I'm a lucky man that she kept dating me, and eventually, married me!  

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AuthorToine
RatingDifficultyBeginner
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins
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Yields48 Servings
Sambal Oelek
 325 g Red Chili Peppers (I use either FInger Hot Red Chilies, or Cayenne Peppers)325g ≈ 11½ oz of chili peppers
 5 g Salt5g ≈ 1tsp
Equipment
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Teaspoon

Servings 48


Amount Per Serving
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Sodium 54mg3%
Total Carbohydrate .1g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Nutrition Facts provided are a calculated estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

1

Cut the stem and shoulders of the chilies, and give them a rough chop.

No need to de-seed, you want this to be spicy.

2

Add the cut-up chilies to your food processor, and process until it turns into a paste. There will be little pieces left, as well as seeds; that is OK.

3

Transfer the chili paste to a bowl, and mix salt through it. Let it sit for some time, and then put it in a jar, and store in the fridge.

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Ingredients

Sambal Oelek
 325 g Red Chili Peppers (I use either FInger Hot Red Chilies, or Cayenne Peppers)325g ≈ 11½ oz of chili peppers
 5 g Salt5g ≈ 1tsp
Equipment

Directions

1

Cut the stem and shoulders of the chilies, and give them a rough chop.

No need to de-seed, you want this to be spicy.

2

Add the cut-up chilies to your food processor, and process until it turns into a paste. There will be little pieces left, as well as seeds; that is OK.

3

Transfer the chili paste to a bowl, and mix salt through it. Let it sit for some time, and then put it in a jar, and store in the fridge.

Sambal Oelek

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