SPICY SAMBAL SQUID


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SPICY SAMBAL SQUID



Sambal is a popular chili sauce among Southeast Asia countries especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. It is typically made from ground chili pepper; secondary ingredients can be different depending on personal preference and taste.

Tips:

  • Dried chilies may cause irritation, use rubber gloves when handling.
  • This recipe use 2 onion, one for chili paste and another one for stir-frying.

Ingredients:

  • 500g fresh squid
  • 70g fresh red chili
  • 30g dried chili
  • 2 onion (about 200g)
  • 30g shallot
  • 15g garlic
  • 15g dried shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (30g)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt (10g)
  • 130g-150g cooking oil

Instructions:



1 Cut squid from the middle, remove internal organs.



2 Peel off the skin.



3 Wash and clean under running water, score the inner surface diagonally in a crisscross pattern, do not cut through the squid. Cut into small pieces.



Cut into small pieces.



4 Bring a pot of water to boil, add in ½ tsp salt, blanch squid for 1 ½ minutes.



5 Drain and add in ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp sugar, set aside to marinate.



6 Add in 70g fresh chili (de-seed), 30g dried chili (de-seed), 1 onion, 30g shallot, 15g garlic, 15g dried shrimp, 130g-150g cooking oil into food processor. Process until fine, oil helps with the blending process; add just enough to blend all the ingredients. Stir with spatula in between blending when necessary.



7 Add 1 tsp of oil, pour chili paste into cooking pan, bring to the boil. Reduce to medium heat, cook for 8-10 minutes until fragrant.





8 Add in sliced onion, cook until slightly tender, add in squid, and cook for 2 minutes, season with 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 ½ tsp salt. You may discard excess chili oil, if you put too much during the blending process, you may end up with more oil that you don’t really need.

Photo & Recipe credited to: My Kitchen 101


Ingredients used in this recipe

# Item Name Unit Quantity Price
1 Vesawit Cooking Oil 500g 1 RM 3.70
2 Red Big Onion 800g 1 RM 5.35
3 White Garlic 500g 1 RM 5.35
4 Bawang Kecil Thai/Thai Shallot 300g 1 RM 8.35
5 Sotong Putih/Squids Kg 1 RM 53.95
6 Cap Swallow Fine Salt 375g 1 RM 0.50
7 Prai Coarse Grain Sugar 1kg 1 RM 2.90
8 Red Chilli Padi 100g/pack 1 RM 2.50
9 Aromatic Dried Chilli 100g 1 RM 1.60

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