Dried Prawn Sambal

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1½ cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

This sambal makes a great snack on bread, and also goes well with stir-fried vegetables and rice.


  • ½ cup (125 ml) oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. To make the Spice Paste, grind the ingredients in a mortar or blender, adding a little oil if necessary to keep the blades turning.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet and gently stir-fry the Spice Paste over low to medium heat for 10 minutes until fragrant. Season with the salt and sugar, and set aside to cool. The sambal keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week. Skim