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Sambal Ikan Bilis (Anchovies Chili Paste) 江鱼子辣椒

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Dificulty: Easy



20 dry chillies (soaked until soften)

Dried shrimps (pan-fried)


Red onion

1 bowl of anchovies (wash and rinsed under water, degutted)


1. Deep fry the anchovies in a pot of oil on medium high heat. Stir the anchovies as you fry for approximately 5 minutes.

2. Remove anchovies from oil and place them on an oil absorbent paper for a couple of minutes to remove any excess oil.

3. Next, blend dry chillies, garlic, red onion, fried dried shrimp, salt and sugar with a little bit of water. 

4. Pour some oil into a pan. Adjust the temperature to medium-high heat and cook the blended chilli paste, stirring continuously for 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and sugar.  

5. Lastly, add the fried anchovies to combine with the chilli paste. Serve hot.