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Sambal Belacan

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a pungent chile condiment that is used as garnish over laksa dishes, dipping sauce for simple grilled fish or as a side condiment for any rice meals. It is considered a staple in a Malay household."
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10 m servings 33 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place belacan in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until fragrant and toasted, about 5 minutes.
  2. Grind red chile peppers with salt using a mortar and pestle until coarsely ground. Add belacan and grind until evenly distributed. Squeeze limes over paste just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 33 calories; 0.3 g fat; 7.5 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 34 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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