Sambals (sauces) come with everything. This is close to a sambal petis, and is good with deep-fried battered vegetables - as in tempura - and anything grilled in fact. An excellent ketchup for takeaway. If you want to sharpen it up further, stir in a dash of rice vinegar.
Pound together all the ingredients, except the oil, lime leaves and juice, to make a coarse paste - or briefly blast in a processor. Fry in a wok in the oil until things start to look caramelized. Stir in the lime leaves, lime juice and
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