1 lbs fresh red chilies
1 small piece shrimp paste
3 ½ oz dried chilies
3 oz ginger
1 ½ oz raisins
1 ½ ozs garlic
½ quart water
10 oz sugar
3 tbsp salt
¾ cup vinegar
Remove the stems of the fresh chilies, wash and drain.
Blend all the ingredients A with half of the red chilies. Add some water. Blend till you have a fine texture. Add in the rest of the chilies and continue to blend till fine.
Combine the water, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Bring to the boil. Add in the blended chili mixture and simmer for 30 mins on a very low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent the bottom from sticking.
When the sauce is quite thick, pour in the vinegar and simmer for another 5 mins.
Leave to cool in a large bowl before storing in dry, clean bottles.