Colo-Colo (lime juice sambal)

A ubiquitous Malukan sambal that adds life to any meal.

2 red birds eye chillies, whole or sliced
1 shallot, sliced
1 small tomato, sliced
3 tbls lime juice
1 tbls kecap manis
1-2 tbls water
1/2 tsp sugar
3 sprigs lemon basil leaves

Combine all ingredients and serve immediately.
Serve with barbequed fish and raw salad vegetables,
slices of cucumber, cabbage, snake beans and baby eggplant.

Recipe from Mauren – Saparua, Maluku