Sambal is a pungent paste made with chilli and dried prawn paste. It is a staple of many Nyonya and Malaysian cuisine so make enough for whenever needed. Make a big batch and store them in a jar in the fridge. Traditionally, sambal is made by pounding the ingredients on a pestle and mortar but with a blender, it takes only few minutes to make this.
SAMBAL BELACAN RECIPE
- 8 red chillies
- 1 tbs toasted belacan
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- Blend chillies and belacan until fine and combined. Add sugar and salt to taste.
- Squeeze some lime juice to serve.