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Malaysian Style Sambal Fish

Thick, spicy, zesty onion and garlic based sauce over fried fish.


  • 1 fish - fried (To fry fish, wash with salt water, season with salt and pepper and fry in shallow pan)

Sambal Paste

  • 2 medium onions - cut into chunky slices
  • 1 bulb garlic - cut into slices
  • 5 to 15 dry chillies (depending on taste)
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 lime - juice
  • 2 tsp vinegar


  1. Cut onions, garlic, ginger into cube size.
  2. Fry until slightly brown in oil.
  3. Add dry chillies and fry until fragrant.
  4. Once fragrant, cool slightly, then pour into food processor and process until well minced.
  5. Pour back into original pan and warm thru.
  6. Add juice of 1 lime and 2 tsp of vinegar into sambal mixture
  7. Pour sambal over fish and garnish with cilantro.
  8. Serve warm with rice.


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