Sambal Sotong

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!

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Sambal Recipe
20g dried chillies
20g belacan
80g red chillies
150g shallots
60g garlic
40g lemongrass
25g ginger
40g palm sugar
2tbsp tamarind mixed with 3 tbsp hot water
1tsp salt
100ml oil
1kg Sotong (squid)
1 onions
2 tomatoes
1tbsp sugar
1tsp salt
2tbsp oil
1banana leaf
6 calamansi



Cut 2 tomatoes each into eighths
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Peel and slice an onion
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Remove inners from 1kg of sotong and peel off the skin
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Cut sotong into 1/2 inch rings
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Add 2 tsp oil to pan
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Add sliced onions, then tomatoes
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Add 1 cup sambal paste
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Add 50ml water, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt
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Add sotong rings
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Cover and let it cook for 6-8 mins
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Serve with calamansi
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