Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Peranakan Sambal Belacan

Preparation: 15 minutes

° 1 teaspoon vegetarian belacan
° 2 fresh red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
° 1 fresh red chilli padi , seeded and finely chopped
° 1-2 kaffir lime leaves, very finely shredded
° 1 tablespoon (2 limes) freshly squeezed kalamansi lime juice
° 1 teaspoon hot water
° sugar, to taste

1. Grind the red chilli and lime leaves in a pestle and mortar until fine. Add the vegetarian belacan and pound until incorporated. Mix with hot water, lime juice and sugar.

1. Do not add any chilli padi if a milder flavour is preferred.
2. To prepare fresh chilli, rinse them under water and cut them lengthways. Remove and discard the seeds using a knife.

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