Uses for Tempoyak
I have a small amount of Tempoyak fermenting in a jar on my counter (fresh durian mashed with salt and sealed in a jar). I was planning to mix it with mashed chillis to make a sambal, but I was wondering if anyone had any other uses for it? I was looking at chillis at the store today and they were all moldy, which put the breaks on my sambal ambitions for the time being and started my thinking outside-the-box.
I was wondering, what about mixing it with mango for a sort of chutney or BBQ sauce with pulled pork?
Or if I did make a sambal (eventually, when I find some good chillis), would it be cool to mix a bit of roasted shrimp paste in with the durian and chillis, or is that overkill?
Does anyone have any other uses for this jar of Tempoyak? I used very good durian for it (I just bought too much and couldn't finish it fresh, but it was good!)
Yes, it would be normal to add roasted shrimp paste or perhaps fried anchovies 'ikan bilis' to a sambal tempoyak to be eaten with veggies and rice. There are cooked dishes involving tempoyak - the one that comes to my mind is one with catfish and lots of turmeric, google 'ikan keli tempoyak' pics and recipes.
But I myself prefer to freeze leftover durian which survives nicely after de-frosting, with only a small dimunition in flavour and not much loss of texture - all that fat and sugar, I think.