Entry id: 1086

Sambal Ikan Bilis

by Honey Ahmad, on Fri, December 17, 2010
Malay


Cook this up to eat with the healthy nasi lemak. Delicious!


"Instead of frying zap the bilis in a microwave"




Ingredients

10 shallots
15 dried chillies (use more if you like it super spicy)
5 garlic cloves
1 inch of tamarind (assam jawa) with 1 cup of hot water
4-5 tsp raw organic brown sugar
2 Tbs olive oil
Water
Cooked ikan bilis


Serves...
3 - 4
 

This sambal is fresh with the lemongrass in but pretty spicy



Method

Bake chillies in oven until fragrant for 5mins at 180C. In a blender, blend chillies with shallots and garlic.

Fry mixture in a wok with oil until the oil separates or the chilli mixture gets a little crispy. Add in sugar.

Add in about 1 cup water and let simmer. Keep adding water until you get the right spiciness. After 30-45 minutes add tamarind water. Cook until the sambal turns a slightly darker red. Add in the cooked ikan bilis.

We couldn't stop eating this nasi lemak and felt incredibly satisfied.















     
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Foodster's Verdict

Sambal Ikan Bilis

Difficulty
Preparation
10 minutes
Total
55 minutes



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