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Basa Gede

Demonstrated at the 2011 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

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Ingredients

  • 300g shallots, cleaned

  • 100g garlic cloves, cleaned

  • 75g fresh galangal, cleaned

  • 75g fresh ginger, cleaned

  • 4 tbsp fresh turmeric, cleaned

  • 4 tbsp fresh lesser galangal, cleaned

  • 3 candlenuts

  • 200g red chilli, cleaned and deseeded

  • 8 hot chilli, deseeded

  • 1 tsp shrimp paste

  • 2 salam leaves

  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass

  • 1 tsp white peppercorn, whole

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1L salad oil

Method

  • 1.

    Grind all the ingredients together with a stone or mortar and pestle.

  • 2.

    Pre-heat the oil in a large pan and cook the mixture on low heat for 1 hour, stirring continuously to make sure nothing burns.

  • 3.

    Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.

  • 4.

    Refrigerate.

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