Monday, April 19, 2010

Homemade Sambal Oelek

Sambal Oelek

1 pound red chilies
5 1/2 ounces garlic, peeled and chopped
5 1/2 ounces fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon dried lemongrass
3/4 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
salt to taste
1 tablespoon lime zest, chopped

Blend the chilies, garlic, ginger and lemongrass in a food processor.  While  processing gradually add the vinegar.  Place the pureed mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.  Add the sugar and sitr until dissolved.  Add the salt and lime zest.  Remove from the heat, cool and bottle in sterilized jars.