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Homemade South African Carrot Sambal Recipe

Homemade South African Carrot Sambal Recipe

Homemade South African Carrot Sambal Recipe



South African carrot sambal pairs well with everything from sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, fish and grilled meats.


Commonly used as a condiment and an ingredient in soups and stews in South Africa, sambal is a chunky hot chili sauce made with hot peppers, spices and fresh herbs used on just about everything. This version of sambal is made with sweet shredded carrots.



Ingredients
4 cups finely grated carrots
1 medium finely sliced onion
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon brown sugar
3 chopped hot chilies

Directions
Toss carrots and onions with lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt, let sit 1/2 hour, then squeeze with hands and discard any excess liquid. Combine with remaining ingredients and mix well. 

Allow to sit refrigerated for several hours before serving. Serve with any meat or seafood dish. Sambal is used similar to salsa.


Commonly used as a condiment uses sambal in sauces, rice dishes, soups and stews, pasta, vegetables and on grilled chicken. Sambal is used to add heat and flavor to any dish.


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