Recipe : Sambal Belachan (Makes 1 small bowl)
Sambal Belachan is a delicious and extremely popular condiment which is commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. It is a spicy chilli based sauce with a hint of sourness and a very distinct smell from the Belachan (shrimp paste)!
This sauce goes very well with stir-fried noodle dishes, rice and vegetables such as Okra (lady’s fingers).
Those living in Western countries can purchase Belachan from any asian grocery store nearby.
- 4 tbsps of Chilli Garlic Sauce
- 1 tsp of Belachan (shrimp paste)
- Juice from 2 lime wedges
1. Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
2. Serve cold.
* SOUS-CHEF’S NOTE:
- If you prefer a more sour sambal sauce, squeeze the juice from an additional lime wedge.
- If you are a fan of spicy food, add more of the chilli garlic sauce.
- Do not add too much belachan because the sauce will be very salty and stinky if you do.
- This sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and is always served cold.