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Recipes using Sambal Oelek?

Paula76 Sep 8, 2009 06:50 PM

I bought a jar of this paste last week and I haven't got a clue what to do with it. I looked for recipes online and found very little.

I was thinking of making an Indonesian chicken curry with this. I've got loads of spices, herbs and vegetables. Does anyone have a good recipe to share?

Many thanks!

  1. JEN10 Sep 9, 2009 08:40 AM

    Toast, peanut butter, sambal, and a slice of jack cheese.

    1. chef chicklet Sep 9, 2009 07:05 AM

      I mix it with tuna fish (canned) along with the mayo and some other things like, scallion and cilantro a squeeze of lime. Slather it on large flat bread, place green ruffled lettuce or butter lettuce, carrot slivers, and roll it up. Then slice. You can eat it like a sandwich or make smaller slices for apptetizers bites. Please don't ask me the amounts, I just mix it till I get the consistency and taste I like. (roll it up tight with plastic wrap, then slice)

      It also works with chicken or baby shrimp.

      1. Paula76 Sep 9, 2009 06:57 AM

        Thank you! I haven't got any halibut (and it certainly is quite pricey here too) but I can draw some inspiration from this recipes to rustle up something with the chicken breasts I've got and maybe some coconut milk. I hope the experiment turns out well...

        Thanks again!

        1. goodhealthgourmet Sep 8, 2009 06:58 PM

          Epicurious has 26 to get you started:


          3 Replies
          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            Val Sep 8, 2009 07:06 PM

            Paula...make the first recipe on that list...the Halibut with Sambal Vinaigrette and Wasabi Cream...the colors are so beautiful and it tastes so great!!!! Well, IF you can afford the halibut, that is...down here, it's like $20.00/lb.

            1. re: Val
              goodhealthgourmet Sep 8, 2009 07:39 PM

              Val, if you can get a better price on cod or wild striped bass, either one is a perfectly good substitute for halibut steaks, and mako shark is another option. turbot is the best substitute but it's typically even more expensive than halibut!

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                Val Sep 8, 2009 08:07 PM

                <smooch> you're so nice...thanks for suggestions!

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