Sambal Sotong

by Lisa K. on Mon, February 27, 2017

Who doesn’t love fresh squid cooked in a thick, spicy and savoury sauce? Good to eat with hot rice or Nasi Lemak!

Great with nasi lemak

Serves 3 - 4 people

Instead of blending the paste, you could use a mortar and pestle to pound the paste into a smooth texture.

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Sambal Sotong


  • Preparation
  • Total
    4 medium sized squid (cleaned and gutted)
    6 tbsp. chilli paste
    5 shallots
    4 cloves garlic
    1 tbsp. tamarind juice
    1 medium red onion (Sliced)
    5 tbsp. cooking oil
    ½ tsp. salt
    Sugar to taste

1. Blend together the chilli paste, shallots and garlic into a smooth paste.

2. Sauté the paste in hot oil until the paste shrinks and the oil splits.

3. Cut the squid into rings or bite sized strips, add it into the pan with the sliced yellow onions and tamarind juice. Combine well.

4. Season with salt and sugar to taste. You may add a bit of water if the sauce becomes too dry.