Monday, August 6, 2007
This version is my simple super fuss free version where I use store bought ground chili and despite that Joe whacked 2 rounds at lunch and dinner:-)
Ikan bilis (anchovies)- fried and kept aside (reserve a small portion for dressing the plate and reserve the oil for the sambal)
1 container of store bought ground chili
Eggs - boiled and shelled
Cucumber - cut into slices
2 Red Onions ground with 2-3 inch fresh ginger, 5 pips of garlic and roasted belacan (shrimp paste)(about 2 inch piece) (add a bit of water to blend)
Assam (Tamarind) (about the size of a small marble mixed with 5 tablespoons of water)
If you want add you may substitute the assam with juice of about 5 small limes
Salt, Pepper and Sugar to taste
1 packet Coconut Milk to be used in place of water and add some salt and tie 2 pieces of daun pandan (screw pine leaves) into a knot and add it in the rice cooker.
Fry the Onion blend in the reserved oil for a good 5-7 minutes then add the store bought ground chili and keep stirring and cooking the sambal for at least 10 minutes or more. After 10-12 minutes of cooking the sambal add the asam water/or lime juice and keep stirring, then add salt, sugar and pepper and adjust taste. (I added as much as 3 teaspoons of sugar because the sambal would have been too hot for Joe). Lastly add the fried ikan bilis and stir for 5 minutes before removing from the flame.
Serve with the rice, cucumber, boiled egg and fried ikan bilis on the side.
Posted by milee at 12:18 PM