Balinese Spicy Prawns in Tomato Sauce

Balinese Spicy Prawns in Tomato Sauce

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Authentic Balinese Spicy Prawns in Tomato Sauce

Sambal Udang Bali


  • 400 g  Large prawns, cleaned and deveined
  • 1 tbsp  Vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp  Spice paste for seafood
  • 1 tbsp Spiced tomato sauce
  • 1 stack Lemon grass, bruised
  • 2 Kaffir lime leaves bruised
  • 1 Bird’s eye chilli whole bruised (optional)
  • 1 small  Carambola, (sour stare fruit crushed)  Optional 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 pinch Black pepper, crushed
  • 1 cup  Coconut cream
  • 1 medium Tomatoes peeled, seeded and cut in wedges
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 pinch  Salt


  1. Heat oil in saucepan.Add prawns and sauté on both sides until color changes.
  2. Add seafood spice paste, sambal tomat, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, small chilli, salt and black pepper. Mix well and continue to sauté for one more minute.
  3. Add chicken stock and coconut cream and bring to boil, reduce heat, add sour stare fruit, tomato wedges and simmer for one more minute; season to taste with lime juice salt and pepper.

Additional Information:

  • Should sauce thicken too much add a little more chicken stock.