Lemongrass Sambal


Preparation info
  • Makes About 1¼ Cups ; Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Spicy pastes made of hot chiles and aromatic vegetables (sometimes with seafood added), sambals are served as condiments in Indonesia and Malaysia. A tiny bowl or spoonful of sambal (or several different sambals) is placed on the plate and served as an accompaniment to saté or grilled chicken or fish. This one features the perfumed flavor of fresh lemongrass. To be strictly authentic, you’d use fresh turmeric, palm sugar, and tamarind water—all available at Asian market