Beyond Sriracha: Sambal Oelek Slideshow
April 10, 2013
Charcoal-Grilled Swordfish Steak
Sambal oelek is used to spice up the avocado salsa in this easy grilling recipe worthy of any weeknight dinner.
Gado Gado (Indonesian Cooked Vegetable Salad with Peanut Dressing)
This is a classic Indonesian appetizer dish (or, if eaten with a side of rice, a light meal) that is a must for anyone trying Indonesian food for the first time. Here's my very own rendition.
Better than Buffalo Wings
Those looking for an alternative to Sriracha wings need look no further than this.
Three Peas with Barley, Chile, and Green Garlic
The tanginess and spiciness of sambal oelek in the dressing contrasts with the sweetness of the peas in this delicious spring side dish.
Ayam Sambal (Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry)
While this isn't exactly a dish my mother made while growing up, I did find a creative and bachelor-friendly use for sambal oelek with delicious results.