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Last updated: Jul 11, 2016 — Published: Jul 11, 2016 — By: Anita — 1 comment

As promised, here is another recipe using the super versatile sambal goreng . If you are interested at preparing a multi purpose sauce that can be used in many dishes, you should check the recipe out. Today I am using fish for this recipe, but you can also use other seafood, like shrimps, squids, even crabs, or make a seafood combo dish. Lately I develop an allergic reaction to shellfish, so I am sticking to fish, but I actually love this dish with shrimps.

Sambal Goreng Ikan - Fish in Spicy Chili Sauce

Sambal Goreng Ikan - Fish in Spicy Chili Sauce

For a simpler recipe with sambal goreng , make sure to check my previous recipe on sambal goreng telur . Next time, I will introduce another recipe with sambal goreng as well, so I hope you will set aside some time to make the chili sauce. Stay tune!

Sambal Goreng Ikan - Fish in Spicy Chili Sauce

Sambal Goreng Ikan - Fish in Spicy Chili Sauce

Author: Anita Jacobson

Categories: Main Dish

Cuisine: Indonesian

Ingredients: Seafood

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Serves: 4

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  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 3/4 cup sambal goreng (recipe)
  • 4 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 500 gram firm white fish (I am using rock fish this time), cut into bite sizes (*)
  • 2 scallions, sliced diagonally


  1. Heat oil in a wok/frying pan on medium high, sauté onions until slightly translucent.
  2. Add red bell pepper and tomatoes, cook until tomatoes look slightly wilted.
  3. Add sambal goreng, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, salt, and sugar. Mix well. Cook until the sauce bubbles.
  4. Add fish, mix well. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the fish is cooked. Adjust salt and sugar as needed.
  5. Turn off heat. Add in the scallions, mix well. Transfer to a serving plate, serve with steamed white rice.


  • (*) You can also use shrimps, squids, crabs, or any combination of your favorite seafood.