Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sambal Dried Shrimps


250g dried shrimps, washed and soaked
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce
cooking oil

Sambal paste: (pound all ingredients together)

100g shallots
50g garlic
1 stalk lemon grass
2 tbsp chopped bunga kantan
2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded
3 tbsp chilli powder


  • Pound the dried shrimps (or you can blitz them in a food processor until fine) and lightly fry with 2 tbsp of oil in a wok.  Remove from wok and set aside.
  • Heat about 6 tbsp oil in the wok and fry pounded ingredients until aromatic.  Add in the dried shrimps; mix well and fry over low heat for about 10 minutes.  Add in sugar and fish sauce and continue to fry for about a minute of two.  Finally add in shredded kaffir lime leaves and mix well.
  • Store in a clean jar once it is cool.


  1. Hi, Veron welcome home.Like your sambal.

  2. Gawd! This looks good. And I love the ingredients used. I've got to try this one day.

    1. Now I can cook so many other dishes with this sambal - sambal kangkung, snake beans, petai - wish we have fresh petai here :-( I love this in my sandwich too!


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