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Shrimp in Spicy Sauce
(Sambal Goreng Udang)

Serve with rice, peanuts and fresh, thinly sliced vegetables.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound small raw shrimp, shelled and de-veined
  • 2 small onions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly-ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet until hot.
  2. Cook and stir shrimp, onions, garlic and red pepper until shrimp starts to turn pink, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered until shrimp are tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve in bowls.

Yields 4 servings.


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