This Indonesian chile paste lends spice and tang to a wide variety of dishes. Made of ground chilies and vinegar, it adds
zip to soups, stews, sauces, vegetables, and even Bloody Marys (use one to two teaspoons in place of the hot sauce in this recipe). Use the potent mixture sparingly.
Recipes that get a kick from sambal oelek:
Bibimbop (Rice and Vegetable Medley)
Hot and Sour Coconut Soup
Spicy Tofu Udon Noodle Bowl