Fish & Seafood Foods Recipe

Sambal Udang Rebon (Dried Small Shrimp Sambal)

Sambal Udang Rebon

Growing up as Indonesian, sambal is a staple in my kitchen. Sambal udang rebon is one of my favourites. You only need 6 ingredients (Including salt and sugar) and less than 15 minutes to make this spicy condiment.

Dried Krill Sambal (Sambal Udang Rebon)

Sambal recipes

Sambal Mangga – sweet, sour and spicy sambal for seafood
Sambal Matah – Balinese raw sambal
Sambal Tumis – spicy cooked sambal

Sambal Udang Rebon


  • udang rebon (krill)
  • 3 bird’s eye chillies
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • a pinch of sea salt and sugar to taste


  1. Soaked krill with warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet. Add halved tomato and grilled until lightly charred on both sides, add chillies and cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. Remove tomato and chillies from the heat and cut the tomato into small pieces.
  4. Pound chillies, tomato, salt and sugar in a mortar and pestle until it forms a coarse paste. Add krill and lime juice, mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  5. Serve sambal udang rebon with a plate of steamed rice.

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