No cooking required… adding a taste of Bali to your festive food.

This could be the answer when kitchen fatigue hits on Boxing Day. Not exactly traditional Christmas fare, but it will add some spice to that plateful of excess chicken in the fridge. Best of all… no cooking required. Its our most favourite “Bamboo Shoots Sambal” traditionally served with grilled fish or chicken. We have fresh bamboo shoots in our garden at Sharing Bali, so we don’t have to go too far for our ingredients. Don’t panic if you don’t have fresh bamboo shoots, simply add extra lemongrass. The secret is to chop everything very finely.

quick, easy, fresh, spicy

quick, easy, fresh, spicy

2 bamboo shoots

3 small onions peeled

2 stalks lemongrass

3 small whole green chillies,

1 large red chilli, seeds removed

¼ teaspoon shrimp paste

1 tspn oil

½ lime

cut off ends, remove outer leaves from bamboo shoots & lemongrass

very finely slice bamboo, lemongrass, onions & chillies

mix bamboo & lemongrass by hand, squeezing hard to release flavours

drain off excess juice

add onions, chillies, salt, shrimp paste and oil

continue squeezing the mix by hand, finally add a squeeze of lime

Serve as a side dish or mix in shredded cooked chicken

bamboo shoots in full flower are stunning

bamboo shoots in full flower are stunning

Ingredients aren’t really measured in our  kitchen. Flavours and the level of sweet/spiciness of a dish  change daily, depending on who’s cooking, availability of produce and who’s eating. Some like it spicier than others… adjust the favours to suit your taste.

Taste. Test. Trust your instincts.

If this one gets you inspired head to our Sharing Bali Kitchen page for some of our favourite recipes. 

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