A few weeks ago I decided to use up the collected chillies in a chilli paste so went searching on the interwebs for some inspiration.. An online friend (Tar Joy) pointed me in the direction of one she had tried & liked.. It looked promising but we were missing a few ingredients so I decided to make up my own using the recipe as a rough guide..
Below is what we came up with & am quite chuffed to say that the sugar & vinegar are the only ingredients we didn't grow ourselves :)»
- 500g/1 lb chillies, chopped
- 300g/10½oz galangal, peeled & chopped (some ginger would be nice as well as or instead of the galangal)
- 300g/10½oz garlic, peeled
- 4 stalks of lemongrass, chopped
- 2tbsp of grated lime skin (we use our kaffir fruit)
- small hand full of Kaffir lime leaves
- 350ml/1.5cup coconut vinegar
200g/7oz rapadura sugar
Slowly pour the vinegar in while the processor is on high until a smooth paste has formed.
Move the paste to a saucepan & bring to the boil.
Slowly add the sugar & stirred through until dissolved.
Reduced the heat & let simmer on low for 5 minutes. Adding a lid at this stage will aid in the clean up later as I found out ;)»
This batch filled 3 sterilised 500ml jars.. 2 of these were added to a hot water bath for 10 or so minutes so they could be stored for later use with one being gifted to some friends..
Nice & easy Chilli paste..
A simple no frills recipe to make up this basic yet versatile paste..
Thanks to Granny Mel for a few pointers on the paste..
250g/½lb Chillies, chopped in ½
125ml/½ cup Vodka
Process chillies on high for 30 seconds or until finely chopped.
Add to saucepan with water & salt then bring to the boil.
Reduce to a high simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Turn hotplate off & allow past to cool for 5 minutes.
Stir Vodka through paste then add to sterilised jar & seal.
I would recommend storing it in the fridge.
This is such a basic recipe that only takes 15 minutes to whip up & can be used in so many different styles of cooking..
Shall post the other chilli paste recipes later if I think they are tasty enough..
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