Miri is famous with its shrimp-based products like Cencaluk, Belacan and dried shrimps. Miri is surrounded by beach and blessed with seasonal shrimp flows and hence not surprising that most locals make their own Belacan & Cencaluk. Me too, does not want to be left out...! I learned making it from my sis-in law few years back. A couple of weeks ago when I saw fresh shrimps sold along the beach, just thought of making it again.
Wanna try making your own Cencaluk? Here it is:
1 kg Fresh Shrimps
3 handful Sugar
1 handful Salt
1. Mix all ingredients.
Keep in a clean & covered jar & leave it for 4-5 days.
Stir every other day to ensure even fermentation.
2. To serve, mix with lime juice, Chili Padi & Onion.
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