Savory, succulent and spicy way to cook chicken, meat, fish, seafood, eggs and vegetables.
Blend together the chillies, shallots, garlic, and tomatoes with a pinch of salt.
Heat the oil in a pan. When hot, fry the paste until fragrant, 1-2 minutes, then add the lime leaves and tamarind juice. Mix well.
Add a little liquid. Cook until the sauce thickens a little. Check the seasoning, adding salt and sugar to taste.
Serve o store to use later.
If you don´t have them, substitute tamarind juice with lime juice and lime leeaves with bay leaves.
Add other herbs and spices, such as chopped lemongrass or turmeric.
How to use it
To make spicy chicken balado, boil some boneless and skinless chicken breast until tender. Remove from the pot when done and cut into thick slices. Use the broth formed from boiling the chicken as liquid. Warm the chicken slices in the sauce while it finishes cooking and serve.
Prepare meat, fish or shrimp balado in the same way.
Pour balado sauce over hard boiled eggs, peeled, baked aubergines, or grilled squid.
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