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Dried Shrimp and Vegetable Sambal Recipe

Dried Shrimp and Vegetable Sambal Recipe

Dried Shrimp and Vegetable Sambal Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 3 candlenuts or macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 in (1 cm) fresh galangal (laos), peeled and sliced
  • 2 red finger-length chilies, deseeded
  • 5 shallots, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup (120 g) dried shrimp, soaked for 15 minutes, then drained and ground coarsely in a mortar or blender
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250 ml) thick coconut milk
  • 1 salam leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz (250 g) cabbage or zucchini, peeled and sliced

Method :

  1. Grind the candlenuts, galangal, chilies, shallots and garlic to a smooth paste in a mortar or blender, adding a little oil if necessary to keep the mixture turning.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium high heat and stir-fry the ground mixture until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the dried shrimp and sugar, and continue to stir-fry for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add the coconut milk and salam leaf, mix well and season with the salt. Bring the mixture almost to a boil, then reduce the heat, add the cabbage or zucchini and simmer, stirring from time to time until just tender, about 15 minutes.

Makes 21/2 cups
Preparation time : 30 mins
Cooking time : 25 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Sambal Trasi – Chili Sauce with Shrimp Paste Recipe”