Shrimp Sambal Recipe

Shrimp Sambal Recipe
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Malaysian inspired Sambal Shrimp recipe is an awesome  spicy dish to enjoy and rejuvenate your Sunday afternoon meal.  A fine Asian dish to try at home especially for those seafood lovers. There is no need to buy from outside instead try at home as it is too simple to prepare once you can assemble all the authentic ingredients. Add more chilli paste to make it even more spicy. Readymade sambal paste is easily available in market, all you need to do is add few more ingredients to make it special.

Serve Shrimp Sambal with Thai Jasmine Sticky Rice Recipe and Vegetable Clear Soup With Lemon Grass Recipe for a complete Pan Asian Meal

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Asian Recipes

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  3. Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Recipe 

Cuisine: Malaysian
Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


2 Servings


  • 4 Shrimps , large
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger Paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sambal paste
  • 2 teaspoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • 1 Lemon , sliced
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a bunch
  • 1/4 cup Water

How to make Shrimp Sambal Recipe

  1. To begin Shrimp Sambal Recipe, firstly clean and wash the shrimps and boil them for five minutes.

  2. In a wok, add some sesame oil and fry the shrimps with salt for 3 minutes.

  3. Once the shrimps are dried, add the ginger paste, chopped garlic and onions and saute until the onions become soft. 

  4. Add the sambal paste, and give it a good stir. Add the lemon juice and the same slice of lemon to the wok. Sprinkle some water to cook for another 5 minutes.

  5. Stir continuously, to avoid burning and check for salt. 

  6. Serve Shrimp Sambal with Thai Jasmine Sticky Rice Recipe and Vegetable Clear Soup With Lemon Grass Recipe for a complete Pan Asian Meal