Malagasy Sakay is a spicy condiment that is found on every table in Madagascar. They do not cook with much heat in their cuisine yet it is an important element. Sakay means spicy in Malagasy. You will find that the food literally comes alive with a little spoonful of sakay. you can add as little or as much as you wish according to your heat tolerance. We loved this little spicy condiment, you will too! Aside from the chilies, ginger and garlic adds a delicious flavor to the sauce. Enjoy!
Malagasy Sakay (Spicy Condiment)
- 5-10 Thai bird chilies whole
- 1 clove garlic peeled
- 1 " piece of ginger peeled and thinly sliced
- about 1/2 cup olive oil or just enough to make the paste
- salt to taste.
Put the chilies, garlic and ginger into a blender or food processor along with a bit of the olive oil. Blend until smooth adding oil as needed to get the desired consistency. Add salt to taste. If you want to make it authentically you should grind the chilies, garlic and ginger with a mortar and pestle. Put a dab or a spoonful on everything. Enjoy!