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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Spicy Carrot Apple Oelek Sambal

What is a Sambal? Sambal is a chili-based fruit and vegetable preserve made sweetly and very hot and used as a condiment. Many countries in Africa are famous for their Sambal.  



Spicy Carrot Apple Oelek Sambal


Ingredients:
Sambal is a chili-based fruit and vegetable preserve made sweetly and very hot and used as a condiment. 2 cups finely grated carrots
2 cups grated sweet apples
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon brown sugar
3 chopped hot chilies

Directions:

Toss carrots and apples with lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt, let sit 1/2 hour, then squeeze with hands and discard any excess liquid. Combine with remaining ingredients and mix well. Allow to sit refrigerated for several hours before serving. Serve with red meats.



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