Thai Roasted Chili Paste (Nam Prik Pao)
Thai roasted chili paste is the building block of many spicy Thai dishes. The roasted chili paste imparts the complex flavors in many Thai dishes, for example: Tom Yum and other stir-fries.
While it can be made from scratch, you can buy the bottled version from Asian or Thai grocery stores. One bottle lasts for a while and can be kept in the refrigerator.
I use Pantai brand Chili Paste with Soya Bean Oil.