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Tomato Chili Sauce (Sambal Tomat) Recipe

Tomato Chili Sauce (Sambal Tomat) Recipe

Tomato Chili Sauce (Sambal Tomat) Recipe

Similar to Shrimp Paste Chili Sauce, Tomato Chili Sauce uses nearly all the same ingredients with the exception of the shrimp paste. Light in flavor and soft in texture, this chili sauce is widely used to accompany fried appetizers and main dishes. The absence of shrimp paste in this version makes it a more versatile companion to other foods. This sauce should be consumed within a few days because the fresh tomatoes will spoil quickly.

MAKES 11/2 CUPS (375 ML)
PREPARATION TIME : 5 MINUTES
COOKING TIME : 3-5 MINUTES

Ingredients :

    • 5-7 cloves garlic
    • 2 shallots
    • 4-5 bird’s-eye chili peppers, rinsed and ends trimmed
    • 1/2 tablespoon oil
    • 1 large tomato, rinsed and chopped into chunks
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar

Method :

    1. Grind the garlic, shallots, and chili peppers using a mortar and pestle or food processor until a smooth paste forms.
    2. Heat the oil in a small pan over medium high heat and sauté the paste for about 1 minute until very fragrant and lightly charred. Add the tomatoes, salt, and sugar. Sauté until the tomato has broken down slightly. Transfer to serving bowl and, if necessary, use a fork to break down the tomato chunks further. Serve warm.