For making prawn sambal.....i made the sambal first......here are the ingredients for sambal:
10 dried chillis- soaked,
5 fresh chillis
1 tsp belacan or shrimp paste powder
1 tsp tamarind pulp
4 tablespoon oil
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
Blend the chillis, shallots and shrimp paste in a blender adding a little water for the blades to move. Meanwhile squeeze the tamarind pulp in 1/2 cup of water and strained to get the tamarind juice. Heat oil in pan and fry the chilli paste til oil separates and fragrant.
To make the prawn sambal, add shelled prawns to the sambal and fry for 5 mins til prawns are firm and cooked. Add tamarind juice, sugar and salt to taste. Cook for another 2 mins and it is ready to be served with nasi lemak or rice.
Anchovies or whitebait can be added to the sambal to make ikan bilis sambal. Just remove the heads and guts of fish,then washed and dry it before frying it in hot oil til crispy. Then add to the sambal using the method as for prawns.