Sambal Tumis Udang

Sauteed Chili Shrimp

Based on 2 ratings

5

min

Preparation

25

min

Cook

Med

Difficulty

4

Steps

11

Ingredients

Spicy sauteed shrimp that packs a punch, deliciously finger licking good!

Let's start cooking!

Blended spice paste onto pan

Step 1 - Blend rempah (spice paste)

  • In a blender, blend dried chili, shallots and garlic until smooth. Add enough vegetable oil to help you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • In a pan on medium heat, fry rempah until fragrant. Transfer paste into a pot.
Fried spice paste on pan

Step 2 - Fry rempah

  • In a pan on medium heat, fry rempah until fragrant. Transfer paste into a pot.
Thick sambal paste in pan

Step 3 - Make sambal paste

  • In a jug, mix tamarind paste with 1 L water and mix well. Pour tamarind mixture into the pot with the spice paste and let it boil.
  • Season to taste with 3 Tbsp salt and 4 Tbsp sugar. Simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until it is reduced to a thick paste. Set aside.
Fried prawns in sambal paste in pan

Step 4 - Fry prawns

  • In a bowl, add tiger prawns and turmeric powder. Toss well.

    You may use any type of prawns for this recipe
  • In a pan on medium-high heat, heat up 2 Tbsp vegetable oil and fry prawns for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until prawns are fully cooked.

  • Add all of the sambal paste into the pan.

  • Mix well and let it cook for 2 minutes.

Garnish and serve

Sambal Fried Shrimp served in pan

Garnish with chopped spring onion and serve.

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