Where can I find sambal oelek?

Our latest go-to is sambal oelek, an Indonesian ground chili paste made of fresh red chiles, salt, and vinegar. You can find jars of it next to that other addictive Southeast Asian condiment, Sriracha , at Asian markets or in the international aisle of your grocery store.

How do you cook with sambal oelek?

Simply oven roast an aubergine and serve it with sambal oelek, and perhaps a spoonful of crème fraiche on the side, and that is all you need. Check out these vegan aubergine recipes for more information. One of the key ingredients of sambal oelek is bird’s eye chilli pepper.

What is sambal oelek Chil paste?

Sambal oelek exists as one of many sambals. The sambal class of condiments delivers a vast range of flavor profiles that includes sour with sambal asam and sweet with sambal kalasan. While sambal oelek chil paste is definitely Indonesian, the name is not entirely from Southeast Asia.

What is sambal ulek-Ulek?

Ulek-ulek is the name of the vessel used to prepare sambal ulek — it is a kind of mortar. The traditional ulek – ulek is made from stone or from bamboo. The chili paste is made in the ulek – ulek by grinding the ingredients with a kind of pestle.

Sambal Oelek. Sambal oelek is an Asian ingredient made with chiles and only flavored with vinegar and a little salt. The sauce is used as a cooking sauce rather than a condiment. You can find Sambal Oelek in the Asian section of well-stocked grocery store, most Asian grocery stores and online at Amazon.

What can I use instead of sambal oelek?

Substitute For Sambal Oelek. If you don’t have sambal oelek and need a substitute you can use equal amounts of: Chinese Chile Sauce – although you’ll probably introduce other flavors such as garlic. OR – Sriracha sauce which will be thinner and lacks the vinegar flavor which sambal oelek imparts.