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Sambal Cuttlefish Balls

   

Sambal Fish Balls Recipe

You can season the sambal sauce with either salt, fish sauce or home-made ikan bilis powder. Adjust the amount of water to achieve the desired sauce consistency.

Serves: 2-3

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 cuttlefish or fish balls
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 red onion cut to rough wedges
  • water optional

(A) Sambal Sauce

  • 1 heaped tbsp sambal tumis
  • 1 tbsp home-made ikan bilis powder or 1/4 tsp salt or fish sauce; to taste
  • assam (tamarind) solution dissolve 15 grams assam pulp in 1/2 cup water; solution strained
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder for extra heat; to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar to taste

Directions

  1. Heat cooking oil in a pot. Add cuttlefish balls and deep-fry until light golden brown. Drain excess oil on paper towels or tempura paper.
  2. Add (A) to a wok. Bring to a quick simmer and season to taste.
  3. Add onions and stir fry briefly until just softened. Add water if you prefer a more watery sauce. Turn off the heat and add the cooked balls to the wok, coating them evenly in the sambal sauce.
                                           

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4 Responses to “Sambal Cuttlefish Balls”

  1. Ching — March 7, 2014 @ 12:54 am

    Yummy! I love sambal anything! This sambal cutterfish balls look so tempting!

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  2. tigerfish — March 7, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    I am choking on my own saliva! cos can see cannot eat! It looks really sedap.

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  3. B — March 11, 2014 @ 12:02 am

    Yummy and addictive! The sambal makes you want to coat everything with it.

    Reply

  4. Juliana — March 12, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    These cuttlefish balls look delicious with sambal, especially after deep frying…
    Have a great week Wiffy :D

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