Chilli Paste

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Simply Asian

By Neil Perry

Published 2000

  • About

This versatile paste is easy to make and, once you have a taste for it, addiction soon follows. Chilli paste is used in soups such as Thai tom yum, and is cooked with coconut cream and coconut milk as a sauce for seafood. It also makes a delicious salad dressing.

Timing is everything here: If the ingredients are fried for too long, they burn; not long enough, and the sauce is insipid. Remember, fortune favours the brave!