Base Be Pasih
(Spice Paste For Seafood)
450 gr large red chilies, seeded & chopped
50 gr cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
½ cup spice paste for seafood
225 gr shallots, peeled and chopped
175 gr fresh turmeric, peeled & chopped
200 gr medium-sized tomato, halved and seeded
100 gr ginger, peeled and chopped
125 gr candlenuts
2 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
2½ tsp dried shrimp paste (terasi), roasted
150 ml coconut oil
2½ tbsp tamarind pulp
50 ml water
¾ tbsp salt
3 salam leaves
2 stalks lemon grass, bruised
1. Combine all ingredients except tamarind pulp, salam leaves and lemon grass, salt and water in food processor and grind coarsely.
2. Place ground ingredients in heavy saucepan, add remaining ingredients and simmer over medium heat for approximately 60 minutes or until water is evaporated and marinade changes to golden color.
Cool before using.