Malay Sambal Udang…Some Sambal Fishballs Would Be Nice Too!

Sambal Prawn

Sambal udang, or sambal prawns, is a characteristically Malay dish of prawns cooked with sambal belacan and chilli rempah. It tastes quite similar to Ayam Masak Merah, a dish of chicken that is cooked in a similar sambal sauce, except that there isn’t any tomato sauce in this prawn recipe.

My mum makes this dish once in a while too, but her sauce is a lot sweeter and thinner than mine, which is perfect for eating with rice. As I am making this for the first time (I rarely cook any prawn dishes!), I have decided to make the sauce a lot thicker (and spicier!!!), just to see how it tastes like first.

Warning: it is really really spicy.

In any case, I am looking forward to a great Hari Raya Puasa break that is coming up at the end of July. Selamat Hari Raya Puasa in advance to all my Muslim friends too!

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