I'm not sure how many people out there are like me, who can't really take spicy but yet like it. The best solution is to make my own chilli sauce. I can adjust the level of spicyness my own by adjust the type chilli used.
I made this for my sister, which is similar to Sambal Belacan except, this has calamasi in it and it's not cooked. It's used raw as a dipping sauce. However, you can using this replace Sambal Belacan for the Grilled Sambal Squid too.
I made to as close as what she described. Basically, she wants it spicy (from the Chilli), sour (from the Calamasi) and salty (from the toasted Balacan and salt). Apparently, she still find it not spicy enough for her. :P Like I said earlier, you can adjust the level of spicyness.
- 10 Fresh Chilli, de-seed
- 10 Dried Chilli, soak to soften
- 4 Chilli Padi, de-seed
- Juice of 4 Calamasi
- 5 Shallot
- 4 clove Garlic
- 1 tablespoon Toasted Belacan
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt or to taste
How to do it:
- Just simply pound or grind all the ingredients finely and you are done.