Coconut Relish (Sambal Kelapa)

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1 Lime, juice only
Stephen Ceideburg
1 sl Terasi
1 tb Tamarind water or:
3 Cabe rawit *
1 sm Piece of gula Jawa or:
2 ts Brown sugar
1/4 Fresh coconut
1 Garlic
1 Kaffir lime, juice only or:

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



* This is the minimum amount of cabe rawit; if you like your sambal really hot, put in 6 or 8 cabe rawit instead of 3. But remember that cabe rawit is the hottest and fiercest of all the chilli family. This sambal is made from fresh coconut, and should be eaten on the same day. Separate the white flesh of the coconut from all trace of the brown outer skin, then grate it. Grill or fry the terasi, and then pound it, together with the garlic, cabs rawit and gula jawa into a paste. Add the tamarind water, or juice, season with salt, and mix the paste thoroughly with the grated coconut. Serve. From "Indonesian Food and Cookery", Sri Owen, Prospect Books, London, 1986." ISBN 0-907325-29-7.

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