Spicy Soy-Sauced Tomatoes
Condiments in Indonesian cooking are just as important as the savory dishes they are served with. Meals come with a small platter of three or four different, flavored, textured, and colored sambals (condiments) to taste. The soy sauce in this condiment gives it a salty flavor, with pungent and sour notes.
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Makes1 cup (250 g)
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian
Taste and Textureherby, hot & spicy, tangy, tart, umami
Type of DishCondiments
- 2 medium tomatoes, cut in half and sliced (about 1 cup)
- 2 small Thai or serrano red or green chilies, seeded and thinly sliced (use to taste)
- 2 small shallots or ¼ onion, peeled and thinly sliced (about ¼ cup)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil or fresh cilantro leaves
Mix tomatoes, chilies, shallots, soy sauce, lemon juice, and basil in a bowl.
Serve as a condiment.
2008 Sharon Louise Crayton