Sambal Tomat

Every weekend Mama Miyuki Easy Pantsy will introduce you to the vast options of relish/sambel that you can find in the Indonesian culinary world. There are various methods of preparing them, mostly with a mortar but some can be make with a blender. Some are raw, half done and cooked. It all depends on the accompanying dish.

Tomato relish is a very common popular relish that you will find in stalls, especially those who sells fried Indonesia chicken, all over the country. It goes well with anything fried, from tofu, tempe, fish, chicken, meat and salted fish. Some seller add fried peanuts in the mixture and it becomes more savory. You are free to experiment. This is quite similar to the salsa you fish in Mexican dishes.

Ingredients:
4 shallots
3 cloves garlic
3 red long chilies
3 medium ripe tomatoes
1 tsp shrimp paste
1 tsp salt
1 tbs brown sugar

How to prepare:
-add shrimp paste, salt and brown sugar to a mortar
-cut the shallots into thin slices, saute in little oil until soft, add the mortar
-cut garlic and long chilies into thin slices, add to the mortar and make paste
-cut tomatoes into dices, add to the mortar and grind coarsely until it blends with the rest
-add peanuts if you like

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