Sambal Belacan

Sambal Belacan “This is a pungent chile condiment that is used as garnish over laksa dishes, dipping sauce for simple grilled fish or as a side condiment for any rice meals. It is considered a staple in a Malay household.” Ingredients 1 tablespoon belacan (shrimp paste) 8 fresh red chile peppers, coarsely sliced salt to taste 2 small kasturi limes, halved Directions Place belacan in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until fragrant and toasted, about 5 minutes. Grind red chile peppers with salt using a mortar and pestle until coarsely ground. Add belacan and grind until evenly … Continue reading Sambal Belacan

Sambal Sauce

Sambal Sauce Ingredients 1 cup chopped serrano chiles, with seeds 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon belacan shrimp paste 1 tomato, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1 bulb garlic, peeled and crushed 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 lemongrass, bruised 2 fresh curry leaves 1 (1/2 inch) piece galangal, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons tamarind juice Directions Place serrano peppers, sugar, salt, shrimp paste, tomato, onion, garlic, and lime juice into a blender, and blend until smooth. Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the chile puree along with the lemongrass, … Continue reading Sambal Sauce