Actually not many people like this mango sambal . But for me and Piggy Jo. we both love this mango sambal very much . The ripe quinine mango has a strong fragrance which can be over powering for some but we love them nonetheless :))) It goes well as a spicy dip for fried fish and my malay colleagues taught me how to make this delicious mango sambal and I then introduced to my family . Only my Piggy Jo loves it but not the male Piggies :p
When Jo was back last Friday, I fried some fishes and make this special mango sambal for her. She oinked with pleasure ! LOL! she was lucky that weekend coz my colleague, Puan Nabila gave me four quinine mango and I had the most wonderful weekend with the quinine perfumed my whole kitchen :)
I found out that pounding the quinine together with the sambal mixture gave the sambal a better taste. The sambal infused into the quinine or vice versa...whatever, the end result is a delicious finger licking good sambal dip for my fried fish :) My Jo went back to her Uni properly fed. I shall post up the meal I cooked for her when she was back last weekend. So stay tuned for it if you are curious what she ate - her favourites of course ! :) Meanwhile feast on this sambal which I made specially for her.
2 quinine - diced into small cubes
5 fresh red chillies - remove seeds
5-6 bird's eye chilies - remove seeds
1 thumb sizes piece of shrimp paste - toasted
Pound the two types of chillies together in a mortar and pestle. While the chillies are coursely pounded, toast the shrimp paste in a wok over low heat until they become fragrant. Throw them into the mortar and continue to pound with the pestle while they are still hot till they are blended together into a beautiful paste. Add in the diced quinine and lightly pound them together till well combined with the sambal mixture. Cover with a cling wrap and chill in the fridge. Serve it with your fried fish .
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