Sambal terasi is a flavorful and aromatic Indonesian dish. This recipe shows how to make long-lasting sambal terasi without preservatives, combining traditional methods and special tips.
Essential ingredients include red chilies, bird’s eye chilies, terasi (shrimp paste), palm sugar, salt, and tomatoes, which are ground to achieve a smooth yet slightly coarse texture.
The process starts with sautéing ground terasi, then adding chilies and tomatoes, balanced with a bit of palm sugar. The quality of terasi is key, offering a robust flavor and aroma. Adjust the chili types and amounts for desired spiciness.
Perfect with traditional Indonesian dishes like warm rice, fried foods, or as a complement to Nasi Uduk, this sambal offers a blend of spicy, savory, and slightly sweet flavors.
This recipe creates a delicious, preservative-free sambal terasi, making it a healthier, natural choice.