Sambal Terasi is so easy to make at home, and a 'must-know' recipe for the budding home cook! With a few simple ingredients, you will never have to rely on store bought ones ever again!
In a dry pan, dry toast the shrimp paste till it becomes slightly charred.
Heat a wok or pan to medium-heat and add the cooking oil.
Saute all the ingredients together (except shrimp paste, salt and sugar) until they become tender. You want the tomatoes slightly blistered, caramelised and mushy, and onions translucent .
Remove from heat and transfer to a mortar, leaving excess oil behind.
Pound the sambal ingredients with salt and sugar into as paste. The consistency is up to your own discretion (fine or chunky)
Finish off with a quick squeeze of lime juice just before serving