Saturday, January 30, 2010

CUTTLEFISH SAMBAL

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This dish made of dried cuttlefish which is soaked for 1-2 hours to soften then cooked with blended dry chillies and tamarind juice. Best eaten with white rice or coconut milk rice. It is optional to add the shrimp paste (belacan) but mine done without it.

INGREDIENTS

2 large pieces dried cuttlefish, cut and soak for 1-2 hours
1 tablespoon tamarind add 1/2 cup water to extract juice
5 tablespoons oil
salt and sugar to taste

GRIND

20 dried chillies cut and soak
2 big onions
2 teaspoons shrimp paste (optional)

METHOD

1. Heat the oil, add the ground ingredients together with salt and sugar, fry until fragrant.

2. Add cuttlefish, fry for few minutes then add the tamarind juice.

3. Cook until semi dry and stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan.

4. Check salt and sugar then remove from heat.

Source : Zarinah Anwar

15 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

sounds interesting, never used dried fish till now....looks good too

Vrinda said...

Very new to me..sounds good

rekhas kitchen said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.You have a nice place with interesting recipes...... This fish ambal is very new to me interesting recipe....

Akal's Saappadu said...

this looks yum yummy, i've tried the same with fish; must be tasting great with cuttlefish!!! I'd finish all of that with a bowl of rice, thank you for the recipe, Mmmmmmm!!!!!

Nostalgia said...

Thank you for the recipe.. sounds like a good one!

Noorma Ismail said...

sedapnyer sambal sutun..tp takleh makan pedas la skang ni, cepat pedih ulu hati, so pendamlah dulu keinginan nk makan sambal sutun ngan nasi lemak kukus tu :(

Nandini said...

Slurp! This is marvelous!

Watierman, rmanbkr said...

It's been quite sometimes since we buy dried cuttlefish.....it's quite expensive too...!ANd it takes time to prepare the dish..hehehe!'Looks tempting..& yummy!

Soma Pradhan said...

i didnt know we get dried cutle fish...Will love to have this curry with rice

Bharathy said...

The dish is very new to me..bet this is a delicacy..:)..I am a fish lover and you make me drool over :)..a real lot...
Love all the recipes you have featured here :)..Chicken porridge,banana bread muffins, fried rice, curry puff...awww!! :)you got a wonderful collection of classic recipes! :)..Rock on!!!

Valarmathi said...

Yummy one....

ain said...

saya suka dried cuttlefish.mmg sedap klu dibuat sambal tumis.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Thanks a lot Sushma, Vrinda, Rekha, Akal's Saappadu, Nostalgia, Noorma, Nandini, Watierman, Soma, Valarmathi and Ain for your lovely comment. Do post more...

Bharathy..thanks for dropping by and your kind words, you have a great blog too. Do visit more often...

Gita said...

Awesome dish...I sometimes get readymade sambal gravies for shrimp...your recipe from scratch looks so delicious...will try it soon :)

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