Pair this Asian salsa with your next fish dish

Trade your atchara with sambal


5 garlic cloves, minced

15 pcs. shallots, thinly sliced

12 pcs. dried or 5 pcs. fresh kafir leaves, chiffonade

2 pcs. siling labuyo

20 cm. lemongrass (white part only), thinly sliced

1/2 tbsp. calamansi juice

2 tbsps. light fish sauce

1 tbsp. coconut oil



Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Serve fresh along with grilled or fried protein.

This story originally appeared in Northern Living, March 2018.

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