Remember the Great Huy Fong Shortage of 2022-23? Here's my homemade version of Sambal Olek:
- 8-oz fresh red chilis, Thai or Vietnamese long type
- 6-T (3-oz) rice vinegar
- 1-T salt
- 12-oz glass jar
Remove the stems from the chilis and rinse them, then transfer to a blender or food processor. Add the vinegar and salt. Blend smooth, adding 1-3 T water if needed. Transfer to a small pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Finally, transfer to the glass jar.