Belacan and Chilli Sambal

    10 minutes

    This is a very hot chilli and belacan sambal that is prominent across Malaysia where it is served on a variety of dishes including laksa.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon belacan (dried shrimp paste), roasted
    • 2 small limes, halved
    • 8 fresh red chillies, sliced coarsely
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Pound the chillies in a mortar and pestle with a little salt to a medium coarseness.
    2. Add the belacan and grind it in evenly.
    3. Squeeze the lime juice into the paste just before serving.

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    Made as written except that I used regular limes because I have never heard of or seen kasturi limes. I really liked this. I didn't know what to expect from the shrimp paste but it was good in this and I ended up adding even more. I made it to dip potstickers in but it would be great on many different things. Thanks for sharing!  -  13 Mar 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)