I’m cheating a bit here, using a ready-mixed paste for this wonderfully spicy and fllavourful seafood dish. Not much skill is required here. Just remember not to overcook or undercook.
The “meat” of the dish – gorgeous, fresh seafood. Juicy prawns for $10 and squid worth about $3. Rather pricey, but there is no substitute.
A couple of tablespoons of olive oil in the pan, heat it up and we’re in business. Fry the prawns and squid until they are half-cooked.
Squeeze in the sambal paste and add half a bowl of water. Bring everything to a boil and we’re ready for the table.
This dish is obviously not for kids. It’s quite spicy, a little sour and if you like such flavours, this dish will really make you want to eat another bowl of rice.
© Chan Joon Yee