Sambal Fish

Tested Recipe Adapted from Koh Sai Ngo’s North Malaysia Delights

Sambal Fish


5 sardine

2 onion

2 bunches curry leaf

2 tomato

Sauce A:

15 shallot

4 cloves garlic

6 red chilli

1 small piece turmeric

Sauce B:

1 tbsp tamarind paste

½ tbsp sugar

½ tsp salt

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Scale, gut and rinse sardine, fry in hot oil until fragrant.
  2. Finely chop onion.
  3. Finely blend all sauce A into paste.
  4. Mix tamarind paste with ¼ cup water to form tamarind juice.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok, saute sauce A until fragrant, add in onion and curry leaf, cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add in sauce B and bring to boil, add in tomato and sardine, cook for another 2 minutes, serve.

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