Author Elfie V
Elfie V.

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal is a mouthwatering dish typically made from tempeh, a fermented soybean product popular in Indonesian cuisine.
Easy to cook and delicious Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal.

Tempeh is the main ingredient of Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal. It's a traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans. The soybeans are cooked, fermented, and then pressed into a firm cake-like form. Tempeh has a nutty and earthy flavor and a firm, slightly grainy texture. To make Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal, tempeh is sliced, fried until crispy, and then gently smashed to create a unique texture. It is then coated in a spicy sambal sauce made from ingredients like chili peppers, garlic, shrimp paste, salt, sugar, and other ingredients. The result is a flavorful and spicy dish with a combination of crispy and tender tempeh, making it a popular choice in Indonesian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal is often served with rice and sometimes accompanied by cucumber slices to balance the heat of the sambal.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 30 minute(s)

Ingredients

  • 200g fried tempeh
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 garlic
  • 12 red chilies
  • 4g shrimp paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Cucumber

Steps

1

Slice the tempeh into squares as shown in the photo.

Step 1 of cooking Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal.
2

Fry the tempeh until it turns brown, then turn off the heat and leave it for a moment.

Step 2 of cooking Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal.
3

Once it has cooled down, gently mash the tempeh until it's partially crushed.

Step 3 of cooking Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal.
4

In a separate pan, saute some finely chopped garlic, red chilies, shrimp paste, salt, and sugar until fragrant.

Step 4 of cooking Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal.
5

Blend the mashed tempeh with the sauteed chili mixture, then serve it with a side of warm rice and some refreshing cucumber slices.

Step 5 of cooking Smashed Fried Tempeh in Spicy Sambal.


Author Elfie V
Elfie V.

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

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