Water spinach with roasted tomato sambal


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Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia

Fire Islands

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2019

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Lombok means chilli in local Sasak language, so it’s no wonder that people from the namesake island like their food fiery. Their favourite vegetable dish is usually laden with chillies, but I like to make mine a little milder so the sweet, smoky taste of pan-roasted tomatoes shines through. Water spinach (also known as morning glory) wilts to a tender tangle of hollow shoots and leaves, but substitute any seasonal greens.