This sambal matah is the most popular sambals eaten in Bali and usually served with fresh grilled fish or fried chicken. It’s also a wonderful accompaniment to summer salad, grilled chicken and avocado.
3 small red shallots
1 tsp sea salt
3 tbspn oil
3 large chillies, trimmed and de-seeded
2-3 small chillies
3 tspn finely chopped lemongrass
1 tspn finely chopped or grated ginger
5 kafir lime leaves, shredded
1/2 tspn shrimp paste, grilled
Slice the shallots as finely as possible, slice all chillies finely.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly, making sure the shrimp paste is blended in. Add sea salt to taste.
note: to grill the shrimp paste, place it on a small piece of foil in the oven or under a griller for 30 seconds until slightly browned.