I just bought 136 ounces of the best hot sauce/condiment known to man. What can I make with it besides just putting it on top of things?
I bought the vat because when I use it as a condiment, I run out of the next smallest size in a week. I'm going to consume the stuff regardless, I just thought it might be good to cook with as well.
You can just coat your chicken or whatever other boring protein in it (let it marinate if you think ahead) and bake it as is.
Most people will be surprised how good something so basic can turn out.
Do you like tofu?
Here's what I do with that sambal oelek:
- Get tofu. I go with firm.
- Drain the water from the tofu. What I do is wrap it in paper towels and set it under heavy plates for several minutes. Google the procedure.
- Cut into 1/4 inch - 1/2 inch thick strips
- Mix sambal oelek, soy sauce, grated ginger, grated garlic, chopped chives, sesame oil, and a bit of sugar and rice or white vinegar
- Marinade the tofu in the mixture. The longer it takes, the darker and stronger tasting the tofu gets.
- Fry. It'll never get crispy as fuck because of all that liquid in it, but because of the soy sauce and sugar, frying browns the surface even further and gives it a caramelized flavor.
Personally though, I eat it raw mixed with cold soba or white rice. It's also pretty great in stir fries.
OP here. If you have a small jar longer than three days, you're not eating it fast enough.
When I bought my first tiny little jar, I thought it would last. I was young and naive then. It lasted me literally less than a day. I then started buying the next size up. That would last me a couple days, sometimes a week if I stretched it.
Now I'm literally buying gallons of it. How long do you think it will last me? It's not going to have the chance to get mold.
Also, what the fuck. It's got enough vinegar in it to pickle a stone. What did you do, stick a mushroom in it?
Make some satesauce.
Get yourself some peanut butter, add soy sauce, sambal, lemon juice and diced onion to it and heat it up in a saucepan. For amounts, make it about equal parts soy sauce and sambal (or more sambal if you want it more spicy), about 80% of the mixture should be peanut butter add onion/sugar/lemon juice to taste. Then fry up some chicken and smother it in this.This goes great with rice.
Mix it with soy sauce, oyster and fish sauce with a pinch of brown sugar in a small bowl, then dump it onto whatever you are stir frying about 3 minutes before it is actually done.
did you stick it in a fridge?
because you can make the same thing fresh, with less vinegar and no preservatives and it still wouldnt grow mold if you put it in the fridge
you probably done goofed and cross contaminated it with your dirty spoon or something
>grew mould after a week.
Did you leave the jar open? Did you use dirty spoons?
I accidentally bought it and I had it for months in the fridge before I figured out what to do with it. And it was still okay then.
Authentic sambal oelek is just crushed chili peppers with a little lime juice and salt to taste. It's the base of all other sambals. That shitty condiment OP bought is just another inferior chinese inspired interpretation that has little to do with the original