Pelecing Kangkung – Lombok Style Water Spinach Salad with Hot Spicy Sambal

Pelecing Kangkung is a kind of side dishes which is served with sambal over the blanched water spinach and also used to be served with Ayam Taliwang. Both of these dishes are from Lombok island.

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Servings : 1

300 g kangkoong or water spinach

50 ml vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
a half of kafir lime, juiced

3 shallots, roasted
3 candlenuts, roasted
1 tsp dried shrimp paste, roasted
5 bird chillies (I used sambal oelek instead)

1. Blanch water spinach
2. Combine the pureed mixture with oil, salt and kaffir lime juice.
3. Pour sambal over blanched water spinach and serve.

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