Jaew mak len is a condiment akin to a speedy and spicy tomato jam that pairs perfectly with eggs, such as the Lao Omelet with Dill, Scallion and Thai Chile. It would also be an excellent addition to a grilled cheese sandwich. More Condiment Recipes

Sebastien Rubis
February 2011

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total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 1/4 cups
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Ingredients

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  • Heat a medium cast-iron skillet. Add the shallots, garlic and chiles and cook over moderate heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the scallion pieces and cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is charred in spots, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer the contents of the skillet to a large mortar and pound to a coarse paste. Add the chopped tomatoes and pound until incorporated. Stir in the chopped scallion and cilantro and season with salt.

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