Treat yourself to a sumptuous serving of BBQ sambal stingray. This tender and succulent seafood is marinated in a delicious sauce and cooked to perfection before it is served to you. Whether you are planning on eating at a restaurant or having this tasty dish delivered to your home, this is one dinner order that you won’t regret.
A firm favourite across Asia
When placing an order for BBQ sambal stingray, you are continuing one of the firmest traditions in Asia. This seafood dish first originated in Malaysia in the 1600s. Although stingray had been consumed in this region for generations prior to this, it became the dish we know and love today once Portuguese spice traders visited the regions. They brought the spices needed to create fine sambal from Europe. This means that it may just be one of the oldest and well-liked Eurasian dishes on the globe.
Although this dish was first eaten in Malaysia, it quickly spread across Asia and is now one of the most popular dishes in Singapore. However, this dish has a few slight differences depending on the specific region you are ordering your delectably spicy stingray dish.
The intricacies of this dish
BBQ sambal stingray is coated in a sambal paste, which is made from chilli, turmeric, fish paste and lemongrass. However, this recipe often varies depending on who is cooking it. Sometimes, you may find the inclusion of Indian walnuts, peanuts, shallots, onions and garlic in this paste. The chef often cuts the fins of the stingray into smaller and more manageable pieces before it is cooked. Once the fish is coated in the paste, it is wrapped in a banana leaf. If this is not available, it can also be wrapped in ginger leaves or simple aluminium foil. The fish is then barbequed on a charcoal grill until cooked and flaky. Finally, the fish is removed from the wrapping before topped with sliced spring onions, chillies and lemon or lime.
Although BBQ sambal stingray is only authentic when it is prepared with stingray, there are other alternatives to consider if this specific type of fish is not available. In these cases, any other type of white fish can be used, as this is the only type of fish that is suited to the grilling process.
Answer the hunger call for this seafood dish
Be sure to order a portion of steamed white rice with your BBQ sambal stingray. This not only complements the taste of the fish but it also helps you mop up all of the tasty sauce. If your tastebuds are craving and the hunger is causing your stomach to rumble, visit Fu BBQ or Ah Beng BBQ to try this tasty Malaysian seafood dish.