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Indonesian Corn Sambal

Indonesian Sweet Corn Sambal with Krupuk

This is a fast appetizer, or side dish to go with an Indonesian meal. If you don't have sambal, use another hot sauce, and sub for ketjap manis with soy sauce with a little molasses.
Servings 4
Author Robin Asbell


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup minced red shallots
  • 2 large jalapenos seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 ears sweet corn cut off the cob
  • 1 teaspoon ketjap manis
  • 2 teaspoon sambal bajak to taste
  • krupuk


  • Prep all the vegetables. Place a large saute pan over medium high heat, and drizzle in the canola oil. Add the shallots, jalapenos, garlic and ginger and stir until the shallots are lightly browned and soft. Add the corn and stir until the corn is softened slightly.
  • Stir in the ketjap manis and sambal bajak and cook for a minute, then taste, add more hot stuff if you want more heat. Serve warm with krupuk.