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Dried shrimp sambal



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  • 100 g Dried shrimps, wash and soak in water for 10 minutes
  • 2 stalk Lemon grass, peel away the tough outer layers and use the pale lower section of the stem.
  • 10 pieces Dried chilli, soak in boiling water for 20 minutes.
  • 4 pieces fresh birds eye chilli
  • 100 g shallots, peel away skin
  • 8 pieces garlic cloves
  • 1 piece turmeric, small knob, or can use turmeric powder
  • 1 piece belachan, small piece
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 6
    1h 20min
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Put dried shrimps into TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds/speed 6 or 7. Remove and set aside. 

    2. Put lemon grass, dried chilli, fresh chilli, shallots, garlic, tumeric and belachan into TM bowl. Blend for 10 seconds/speed 7 until become paste. Repeat if necessary. 

    3. Add 15g oil and saute for 4 minutes/Varoma/speed 1.

    4. Add dried shrimps, sugar and stir fry for 1 hour/Varoma/reverse/speed 1.

    (You may stop Thermomix and stir with spatula every 15-20 minutes).  


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Dried Shrimp Sambal is a popular garnish in Malaysia. It can be consumed on toast or sprinkled on bowl of noodles. 

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  • Hi tried the recipe I will have to add a double...

    Submitted by RubySim on 25. June 2017 - 22:02.

    Hi, tried the recipe. I will have to add a double portion on the chilly. Taste is OK.

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