What is

Sambal Oelek?


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Sambal Oelek

Sambal Oelek is a hot chili sauce made from hot red chilis, salt, and vinegar.

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chilis vinegar salt


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Sambal Oelek is a chili paste that is great condiment to use in many dishes. It can be used in sauces, curries, soups, stews, and marinades. While sambal can be used on its own as a condiment, it is most often used in cooking as an addition to add heat, as on its own it is quite strong.


The most popular brand of this chili paste is Huy Fong Foods.

Substitutions for Sambal Oelek

Chili Garlic sauce Sriracha Harissa Paste Tabasco Sauce Red Pepper Flakes Gochujang Paste 

Recipes Using Sambal Oelek

Spicy Beef and Broccoli

Spicy Chicken  Lettuce Wraps

Kung Pao Chicken

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