Sambal Ikan Bilis
Our Sambal Ikan Bilis is the perfect side dish to any Nasi Lemak. The spiciness from the chilies and saltiness from the anchovies makes this dish so delicious! You could even have it on toast, and believe us when we say your mind will be blown!
Try this out for yourself and let us know what you think!
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- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Total Time: 40 Minutes
- Yield: 4-6
- Category: Seafood
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Malaysian
5 medium size shallots, crushed in a pastel and mortar or blitzed in a machine
1 Teaspoon of Belacan (Shrimp Paste)
3 cloves of garlic
A handful of dried chilies, seeds removed, soaked in hot water and blitzed in a machine
1 heap table spoon chili paste
1 Asam Keping (Tamarind Slice)
200g of ikan bilis
- In a pan, add in oil and fry the belacan, add in blitzed onion and garlic and fry until fragrant
- Add in chili paste and dried chili paste and fry until the oil rises. Add in some water if required.
- Add in asam keping and salt and sugar and keep frying for at least 30 – 45 minutes until the red chili colour becomes a darker shade. Taste as you go and add in salt and sugar accordingly.
- Once happy with taste and consistency, add in onion and ikan bilis and mix well.
Adding in some onions at the end, before serving will give your dish an extra crunch.
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