Black Chili Paste - Nam Prik Pow
This dip will give any food a much richer taste, and add spiciness.
Heat a small pan with the oil and deep-fry the dried peppers, shallots and garlic until dark brown.
Place the fried ingredients with all the others in a blender, and process until a smooth mixture forms.
Pour the entire mixture into a medium skillet and fry on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Remove, cool, and place in a jar with a tight fitting lid and use as needed.
It will keep indefinitely.