Sambal oelek is a hot chilli-based paste used in Asian cooking. The word ‘sambal’ refers to the chilli sauce, with ‘oelek’ being an originally Dutch term for the Indonesian stoneware dish used to crush spices with a pestle.
Sambal oelek is most commonly used as a condiment to accompany rice and noodle dishes. It brings an enjoyable heat and depth of flavour to marinades, and is a great addition to seafood sauces. Sambal oelek is a very important ingredient in Malaysian dishes – with delicacies ranging from sambal-stuffed fish to sambal squid, salmbal eggs and sambal beans.
Ingredients: Chilli (50%), water, sugar, salt, acetic acid, modified corn starch