Fresh Tomato Sambal

Preparation info
  • makes about

    300 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

I use this sambal for the Maluku Fish Cakes and Spiced Prawns. That part of eastern Indonesia – the Moluccas, as Europeans used to call the islands – and North Sulawesi still retain a lot of Portuguese influence in their cooking. Whether the local people know that tomatoes, chilli peppers and potatoes all reached here from South America I can’ t say, but the Indonesian word ‘sambal’ can be correctly translated as ‘salsa’.