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Sambal Oelek

Sambal Oelek

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

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Sambal Oelek

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 1 1/2 cups
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Food processor
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Sambal Oelek

Ingredients

  • 1 pound hot red chilies, such as red jalapeƱos, fresnos, or red serranos
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Procedures

  1. 1

    Place chilies, vinegar, and salt in workbowl of a food processor. Pulse until chilies are finely chopped and form a paste, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as necessary, Transfer to an airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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