Tuesday, November 29, 2011

sambal gesek

for the life of me, i don't know how to translate this particular dish. all i can say is that this can be categorized as an appetizer.

the whole house has been feeling a little bit under the weather for the past few weeks. and when you're not feeling too good, your taste buds will go all weird. nothing tastes good and you will have absolutely no appetite to eat. so, in an attempt to awaken my taste buds, i made this. it's really simple and not to mention really nice. the taste of the ikan bilis (dried anchovies) is enhanced with the lime juice, squeezed directly on top right before you serve it. mmmm...just thinking about this makes me want to go right to the kitchen and scoop some hot rice on a plate already. haha!

what are you waiting for? you guys have two choices, you either come over for lunch (but i don't think this will still be here by the time you guys get here. sorry. :-p) or you guys can just go to the kitchen and whip this out yourself. i promise you, it will not disappoint you!

here's what you need:
5 red chillies
10 bird's eye chillies
2 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 cup dried anchovies
5 lime
salt to taste

the how to:
1)  clean and soak the dried anchovies so that they become soft.

2)  pound the red and bird's eye chillies.

3)  add in some salt, the shallots and garlic and pound some more.

4)  lastly, in goes the anchovies and pound away.*

5)  squeeze some lime before serving.

*senang citer, add everything in the mortar and pestle away! (???, you know what i mean, right?)

easy peasy right? you can even do it with your eyes closed. haha! luckluck you guys!!

recipe source: 1 hari 1 resipi by chef hanieliza

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