Added by: Norah Added on: October 18, 2019
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In this video I am going to share with you a Sambal Eggplant Recipe.
Creamy fried eggplant coated with fragrant dried shrimp sauce with a hint of spiciness is super delicious.
Sambal Eggplant is a well-loved dish in Malaysia and Indonesia that is also super easy to prepare. This dish is the perfect dish that can be served as a side dish or a main dish over a warm bed of rice.
Happy cooking 😉
Several notes here to share with you:
Here is a quick rundown of the recipe:
Soaked dried shrimp with hot water until they are softened. Finely mince garlics, shallots and the softened dried shrimps prepared earlier. Cut and discard the eggplant’s head and cut the eggplants to approximately 6cm length. Then cut into half for each of the cut eggplants.
Heat up 2 cups of oil in a frying pan over HIGH heat until the oil is very HOT. Deep fry the eggplants in batches until they are golden. Reduce heat to LOW and remove the oil in the pan with a ladle leaving ¼ cup of oil in the frying pan. Add the minced shallots, garlics and dried shrimps into the pan and stir fry over MEDIUM heat until they are drier. Constantly stir fry the mixture to avoid from burning. Add shrimp paste and sambal oelek to the pan and stir fry the mixture for 1 to 2 mins. Constantly stir fry the mixture to avoid from burning. Pour plain water into the pan and stir the mixture for another 1 min. Add lime juice, fish sauce and sugar to the pan and stir the mixture to mix well. Simmer the mixture over MEDIUM heat until most of the liquid has evaporated. Frequently stir the mixture to avoid burning the bottom.
Happy cooking 😉🧡