Sambal Sotong

Mains
Rice
Seafood

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

Sambal Sotong – Throw in fresh squid with a spicy mix of chili, tomatoes, belacan, and many other spices, and you’ll have this popular dish that goes in so many Nasi Lemak stores. An evergreen dish, it’s often served over banana leaves in zi char and seafood stores as well!
Now, cooking this dish is not difficult as you need to get the spices right to cook yourself this yummilicious dish. That will really give that extra oomph!
This goes well with rice, other zi char dishes, or even on it’s on. Cook this dish and tell us what you think about it!

Ingredients

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Sambal Recipe

0.00
g
g
dried chillies
0.00
g
g
dried chillies
0.00
g
g
belacan
0.00
g
g
belacan
0.00
g
g
red chillies
0.00
g
g
red chillies
0.00
g
g
shallots
0.00
g
g
shallots
0.00
g
g
garlic
0.00
g
g
garlic
0.00
g
g
lemongrass
0.00
g
g
lemongrass
0.00
g
g
ginger
0.00
g
g
ginger
0.00
g
g
palm sugar
0.00
g
g
palm sugar
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
tamarind mixed with 3 tbsp hot water
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
tamarind mixed with 3 tbsp hot water
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt

Sotong

0.00
kg
kg
Sotong (squid)
0.00
kg
kg
Sotong (squid)
0.00
onions
0.00
onions
0.00
tomatoes
0.00
tomatoes
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
sugar
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
sugar
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
oil
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
oil
0.00
banana leaf
0.00
banana leaf
0.00
calamansi
0.00
calamansi

Steps

1

Cut 2 tomatoes each into eighths
Cut 2 tomatoes each into eighths
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2

Peel and slice an onion
Peel and slice an onion
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3

Remove inners from 1kg of sotong and peel off the skin
Remove inners from 1kg of sotong and peel off the skin
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4

Cut sotong into 1/2 inch rings
Cut sotong into 1/2 inch rings
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5

Add 2 tsp oil to pan
Add 2 tsp oil to pan
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6

Add sliced onions, then tomatoes
Add sliced onions, then tomatoes
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7

Add 1 cup sambal paste
Add 1 cup sambal paste
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8

Add 50ml water, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt
Add 50ml water, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt
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9

Add sotong rings
Add sotong rings
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10

Cover and let it cook for 6-8 mins
Cover and let it cook for 6-8 mins
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11

Serve with calamansi
Serve with calamansi
Mark as completed

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