Sambal Hebi (Dried Shrimp Sambal) is a fragrant dish, it is usually served with cucumber. It can also be used as a condiment, you may serve it together with Rice Cooker Version “Claypot” Chicken Rice. If you prefer spicy bak chang, making Sambal Hebi Bak Chang is a great idea too.

CHINESE VERSION: 香辣叁巴虾米/Sambal 虾米

Sambal Hebi (Dried Shrimp Sambal)
 

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Yields: about 550 g (10 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 200 g dried shrimp (soaked & drained)
  • 220 ml cooking oil
  • 30 g garlic
  • 45 g dried chilies (seeded, rinsed & drained)
  • 65 g red chili (seeded)
  • 130 g shallot
  • 5 1/2 tbsps fine sugar
  • 1 tsp fine salt

Instructions:

1 Process soaked dried shrimp until fine (you may pound with mortar and pestle).

 

2 Blend together garlic and cooking oil until fine. Add dried chilies in 3 batches, blend until smooth. Add in red chili, blend until smooth. Add in shallot, blend until smooth.

3 Pour chili paste into non-stick cooking pan, bring to the boil. Reduce to medium heat, cook for 6-7 minutes until fragrant. Discard excess chili oil.

 

4 Add in sugar and salt, mix well. Add in dried shrimp, mix well.

5 Cook over medium heat for 11-12 minutes until fragrant.


Sambal Hebi (Dried Shrimp Sambal)

Sambal Hebi (Dried Shrimp Sambal)

Sambal Hebi (Dried Shrimp Sambal) is a fragrant dish, it is usually served with cucumber. It can also be used as a condiment.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Servings 10 servings
Calories 295 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g dried shrimp soaked & drained
  • 220 ml cooking oil
  • 30 g garlic
  • 45 g dried chilies seeded, rinsed & drained
  • 65 g red chili seeded
  • 130 g shallot
  • tbsps fine sugar
  • 1 tsp fine salt

Instructions
 

  • Process soaked dried shrimp until fine (you may pound with mortar and pestle).
    Sambal Dried Shrimp
  • Blend together garlic and cooking oil until fine. Add dried chilies in 3 batches, blend until smooth. Add in red chili, blend until smooth. Add in shallot, blend until smooth.
    Sambal Dried Shrimp
  • Pour chili paste into non-stick cooking pan, bring to the boil. Reduce to medium heat, cook for 6-7 minutes until fragrant. Discard excess chili oil.
    Sambal Dried Shrimp
  • Add in sugar and salt, mix well. Add in dried shrimp, mix well.
    Sambal Dried Shrimp
  • Cook over medium heat for 11-12 minutes until fragrant.
    Sambal Dried Shrimp

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Notes

This recipe yields about 550 g of dried shrimp sambal divided into 10 servings.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving of dried shrimp sambal. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 16gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 228mgSodium: 956mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1255IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dried shrimp sambal, sambal hebi
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