Sambal is a popular chili sauce among Southeast Asia countries especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. It is typically made from ground chili pepper; secondary ingredients can be different depending on personal preference and taste.

If you love hot and spicy seafood, try this Sambal squid (Sambal Sotong) recipe at home, it is a simple dish that is easy to prepare, very flavorful, absolutely delicious and goes very well with rice.

Check out our sambal recipe and sambal dried shrimp recipe as well.

Chinese Version: 香辣叁巴鱿鱼

Tips:

  • Dried chilies may cause irritation, use rubber gloves when handling.
  • This recipe use 2 onion, one for chili paste and another one for stir-frying.
Spicy Sambal Squid

Spicy Sambal Squid (Sambal Sotong) Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Yield: 5 servings

Ingredients:

  • 500g fresh squid
  • 70g fresh red chilli
  • 30g dried chilli
  • 2 onions (about 200g)
  • 30g shallot
  • 15g garlic
  • 15g dried shrimp
  • 2 tbsps sugar (30g)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt (10g)
  • 130g-150g cooking oil
 

Instructions:

1 Cut squid from the middle, remove internal organs.

Spicy Sambal Squid

2 Peel off the skin.

Spicy Sambal Squid

3 Wash and clean under running water, score the inner surface diagonally in a crisscross pattern, do not cut through the squid. Cut into small pieces.

Spicy Sambal Squid

Cut into small pieces.

Spicy Sambal Squid
 

4 Bring a pot of water to boil, add in ½ tsp salt, blanch squid for 1 ½ minutes.

Spicy Sambal Squid

5 Drain and add in ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp sugar, set aside to marinate.

Spicy Sambal Squid

6 Add in 70g fresh chili (de-seed), 30g dried chili (de-seed), 1 onion, 30g shallot, 15g garlic, 15g dried shrimp, 130g-150g cooking oil into food processor. Process until fine, oil helps with the blending process; add just enough to blend all the ingredients. Stir with spatula in between blending when necessary.

Spicy Sambal Squid

7 Add 1 tsp of oil, pour chili paste into cooking pan, bring to the boil. Reduce to medium heat, cook for 8-10 minutes until fragrant.

Spicy Sambal Squid

8 Add in sliced onion, cook until slightly tender, add in squid, and cook for 2 minutes, season sambal sotong with 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 ½ tsp salt. You may discard excess chili oil, if you put too much during the blending process, you may end up with more oil that you don’t really need.

Spicy Sambal Squid
Spicy Sambal Squid
 
Spicy Sambal Squid

Spicy Sambal Squid (Sambal Sotong) Recipe

If you love hot and spicy seafood, try this Sambal squid (Sambal Sotong) recipe at home, it is a simple dish that is easy to prepare, very flavorful, absolutely delicious and goes very well with rice.
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Servings 5 servings
Calories 393 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 500 g fresh squid
  • 70 g fresh red chilli
  • 30 g dried chilli
  • 2 onions about 200g
  • 30 g shallot
  • 15 g garlic
  • 15 g dried shrimp
  • 2 tbsps sugar 30g
  • tsp salt 10g
  • 140 g cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Cut squid from the middle, remove internal organs.
    Spicy Sambal Squid
  • Peel off the skin.
    Spicy Sambal Squid
  • Wash and clean under running water, score the inner surface diagonally in a crisscross pattern, do not cut through the squid. Cut into small pieces.
    Spicy Sambal Squid
  • Cut into small pieces.
    Spicy Sambal Squid
  • Bring a pot of water to boil, add in ½ tsp salt, blanch squid for 1 ½ minutes.
    Spicy Sambal Squid
  • Drain and add in ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp sugar, set aside to marinate.
    Spicy Sambal Squid
  • Add in 70g fresh chili (de-seed), 30g dried chili (de-seed), 1 onion, 30g shallot, 15g garlic, 15g dried shrimp, 130g-150g cooking oil into food processor. Process until fine, oil helps with the blending process; add just enough to blend all the ingredients. Stir with spatula in between blending when necessary.
    Spicy Sambal Squid
  • Add 1 tsp of oil, pour chili paste into cooking pan, bring to the boil. Reduce to medium heat, cook for 8-10 minutes until fragrant.
    Spicy Sambal Squid
  • Add in sliced onion, cook until slightly tender, add in squid, and cook for 2 minutes, season sambal sotong with 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 ½ tsp salt. You may discard excess chili oil, if you put too much during the blending process, you may end up with more oil that you don’t really need.
    Spicy Sambal Squid

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Notes

This recipe yields 5 servings of sambal sotong.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving of sambal sotong. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 20gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 874mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1757IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
Keyword sambal sotong, sambal squid, squid sambal
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