Sambal belacan is the foundation of many Malay dishes. Learning how to make this crowd pleaser will definitely earn you some points with friends and family.
Now, what do we look for in a good jar of sambal belacan? It is crucial to toast the belacan paste until it emits a strong smell – after you get through the initial “stink up the kitchen” stage, what follows is an immense fragrance! Add some fresh chilies, aromatics and fresh lime juice to the mix and you’ve got yourself a wonderful keepsake!
This lovely condiment can be kept in the fridge and used in stirfrys, as a topping for soup dishes or even as a condiment. Go make yourself a jar now!