In a skillet coated with oil, saute the garlic, ginger, chile, fermented beans and onions until brown, about 8 minutes. Add the sambal and tomatoes and stir. Deglaze with vinegar and add the soy. Simmer on very low heat for 15 minutes. Season and check. Using a hand blender and food processor, blend thoroughly and re-check for seasoning. Chill.
Prepare a medium-hot oiled grill. Season the shrimp and then dip in the BBQ sauce and place on grill. Watch carefully and have a spray bottle of water handy to squelch flare-ups. Rotate and turn the shrimp often and brush with additional BBQ sauce. They will take about 8 minutes.
For the Grilled Vegetable Slaw: In a large bowl, toss all of the vegetables with the olive oil and season. Place the vegetables on a hot, oiled grill and mark/cook the vegetables all the way through. Slice the vegetables on an angle into 1/4 strips. Toss the vegetables with the juice and season.
For the Roasted Potatoes: In a large bowl, toss everything together. Wrap in a double thick foil "papillote." Place on the grill, preferably on indirect heat. Cook for 45 minutes. Check for doneness and seasoning.
Plating: On a large platter, pile the potatoes in the middle and surround with the slaw. Place BBQ on top and serve.
Drink Suggestions: Shanghai Beer
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