Spicy Quince Sambal Recipe

Spicy Quince Sambal


*  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 4 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
* 3 red Thai chiles, very finely chopped
* One 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
* 1 small red onion, finely chopped
* 2 tablespoons salted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
* 2 small quinces—peeled, halved, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice (see Note)
* 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped mint
* 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped cilantro 

How to make Spicy Quince Sambal

In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Add the garlic, chiles, ginger and onion and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the peanuts and cook until sizzling, about 3 minutes. Add the quinces, lime juice, sugar and salt. Cover and simmer, stirring a few times, until the quince is barely tender, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly. Stir in the mint and cilantro and serve.

(Recipe by Marcus Samuelsson)

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