Samza’s Green Chilli Sauce
Ready To Eat & Cook Green Chilli Sauce
Green Chilli Sauce is known for its spicy yet wonderful taste which lingers on your taste buds for a long period of time. It is usually made out of a mixture of Green Chilli, Red Onion, Anchovies, Sugar, Salt And Food Additive From Permissible Plant Sources. The mixture is then pounded or blended into a paste to be eaten with chicken, beef, lamb or fish. The ingredients may vary from one kitchen to another but the taste is still the same.
What are dried anchovies?
Dried Anchovies or Ikan Bilis as they are known in Malaysia and Asia are actually small tiny dried white anchovy fish that are dried well and salted. They have the smell and flavour of the sea and range in size from 2 to 5 cm in length. Dried Anchovies have a unique flavour and texture and can’t be substituted.
Where to Buy Dried Anchovies?
You will find them in most Oriental stores or online, some will have it on the shelf in the aisle others will store them in the fridge.
Do Dry Anchovies Need To Be Refrigerated?
Dried Anchovies need to be stored in a cool dry area. If you are planning on finishing the packet in a short time you can keep them in the cupboard. If you think that you won’t use them all at once store them in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to use them, they will last for months in there.
Can Dried Anchovies Go Bad?
Yes, dried anchovies can go bad if you store them incorrectly. As stated above they need to be stored in a cool dry area, if you allow them to touch moisture or live in a very humid climate there is a high chance of them becoming soft and can turn moldy.
How to clean Dried Anchovies?
First, you will need to clean the dried anchovies by washing them several times in clean, cool tap water, and then drain well. When you wash dried anchovies, you are not only cleaning them, you are making them less salty.
How to dry anchovies?
After washing the anchovies, they need to be dried. Place them in a single layer on absorbent paper, and pat them dry with another piece of absorbent paper. Then allow them to air dry for about 30 – 60 minutes. Make sure that they are quite dry as this will help to avoid the oil splattering when they are fried.
How to fry Dried Anchovies until crispy?
When cooking dried anchovies, there needs to be enough oil in the pan to cover the fish. The oil needs to be heated on high until it is hot, and then just before adding the Dried Anchovies reduce the flame to medium high. Cook the Dried Anchovies in batches, stirring them from time to time until they become a dark golden-brown colour.
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