Sambal is a chili-based condiment used all over Southeast Asia. A “sambal” can also be a dish cooked using the spicy condiment. Shrimp is one ingredient that’s frequently cooked into a “sambal.” It’s one of the classic dishes included in the Malaysian sampler platter called “nasi lemak,” which pairs various stews and fried dishes with coconut rice. If you have homemade or store-bought sambal condiment in the house, this dish can be made in minutes.
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