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Risoles

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, June 6, 2011, In : Indonesia 




Indonesian Risoles are a Portuguese heritage. Made simply with carrot and celery, potato, garlic and optional meat. A thin crepe is wrapped around the pre-cooked flavoursome filling, sealed and crumbed. The parcel is then deep-fried to bring out a crispy skin. This food lends itself ideally to an hors d’oeuvre because the filling is pre-cooked and the deep-frying time dependant only on the evolving colour.




Ingredients
  • ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g minced beef/chicke...

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Nasi Goreng Hong Kong

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : Indonesia 




Another of the nasi goreng recipes this one made with a typical Chinese flourish.

Ingredients:
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped .
  • 2  red chillies, sliced.
  • 100 grams chicken, cut into 1 cm cubes.
  • 150 grams of peeled shrimp.
  • 6 white fish balls, halved.
  • 2 stalks green onion, sliced.
  • 2 eggs, add ¼ teaspoon salt, scrambled.
  • 450 grams of cold rice.
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce.
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce .
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper .
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Angciu sauce (a commercial, cooking rice wine )...

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Nasi Goreng Magelangan

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : Indonesia 


(This image is from us.detikfood.com)

This dish is the transition between Nasi Goreng and Mee Goreng featuring both rice and noodles. A delicious dish with a good belt of spice lent from the addition of the suwir chicken.



Ingredients:
  • 400 grams white rice
  • 200 g wet noodle
  • 3 eggs, beaten off
  • 100 grams of fried chicken, suwir
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
Method:
  1. Heat oil and fry garlic until fragrant. Enter...

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Ayam Suwir Pedas (Spicy Shredded Chicken)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : Indonesia 


All Rights Reserved © Used with kind permission of Husni Thamrin


Ingredients:
  •  250 g (~½lb) chicken fillet
  •  1 stalk of white part of lemon grass
  •  1 Salaam leaves
  •  2  Keffir Lime leaves
  •  1 Tbsp  Tamarind juice extract
  •  100 ml chicken stock (can be a side product of the cooking chicken)
  •  ½  tomato, chopped
Spice Paste
  •  3 shallots
  •  2 cloves of garlic
  •  3 red chillies
  •  3 bird's eyes chillies
  •  ½ tsp of pepper
  •  Salt
  • Sugar
Method:
  1. Cook the chicken by boiling in water. Set aside to cool. Retain the stock and the...

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Nasi Goreng Ayam (Spicy Chicken Fried Rice).

Posted by SKroocrew on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, In : Indonesia 




Nasi Goreng is one of the many fast foods of Indonesia and Malaysia. There are a large number of variations but essentially it is fried rice. The over-all style is Indonesian with its ancient origin in China. The main distinctions of Indonesian fried rice compared to its Chinese and other Asian counterparts are the application of sweet soy sauce, and the stronger, hot and spicier taste. Indonesian nasi goreng often add krupuk (crackers) and bawang goreng (fried shallots) to give a crispy tex...
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Air Sirap Bandung (Rosewater Milk Shake)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, In : Indonesia 



Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoon sugar with or without black jelly bubbles
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 3 drops red food colouring
  • 2 tablespoon evaporated milk
  • ice cubes
Method:
  1. Boil the sugar and a 1/2 cup water together until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the food colouring and rose water.
  2. Pour the syrup into a jug, pour in the rest of water according to desired sweetness. Add the milk and ice cubes and stir.

An alternative for western palates would be to:
  1. sweeten some fresh dairy milk with sugar to tast...

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Mie Jakarta Ayam Pangsit (Jakarta Chicken Noodle Dumplings)

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, In : Indonesia 




A noodle dish of Chicken created during the early period of free trade in Java during the 1870's by the Chinese.



Ingredients :
  • 250 g of dried noodles cooked in boiling water or chicken broth & drained.
  • 6 pieces of dumpling skin
  • 50 g of caisim (Chinese cabbage variety, can be replaced by Bokchoi or other green leaved vegetables)
  • 1 spring onion finely chopped
  • oil for frying

Chicken stew:
  • 200 g of diced chicken fillet
  • 1½ tsp  sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Caisim, (substitute with Kailan or Bokchoy)
  • 150...

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Udang Asam Manis (Sweet & Sour Shrimps/Prawns)

Posted by Sunthawat Srikhamthae on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, In : Indonesia 


Delightfully served as a canapé on a slice of orange.

This recipe is most enjoyed using a larger shrimp like "Tiger Prawns"



Ingredients:
  • 250 grams frozen or fresh shrimp (peeled)
  • 1 spring onion (chopped into 1 cm pieces)
  • 1 red chillie (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 200 g pineapple (chopped into small blocks)
  • 4 tablespoons sweet & sour sauce
  • 4 tsp cooking oil
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 tsp corn flour ( dissolved in a small amount of water)...

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Perkedel Udang Asam Manis (Sweet & Sour Shrimp Fritters)

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:

Meatball Shrimp
  • 500 gm shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 3 shallots or small red-onions, pureed
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • wheat flour, 1 cup.
  • salt
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Acid Sweet Sauce
  • 2 red onions, puree
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) tomato sauce
  • vinegar, 60 ml
  • sugar, 3 Tbsp
  • cornstarch, 1 tsp  dispersed in 1 tsp water
  • salt
  • oil

Method:

Meatball Shrimp
  1. Mix the onion, garlic that has been crushed, add the egg, pepper, salt and green onions. Mix well. Add the shrimp and flour, ...

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Siomay Batagor (Fried Fish Tofu Dumplings)

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, In : Indonesia 




First appeared in the 1980s in Bandung and is considered a recent Sundanese creation. This is served in one of two ways: (i) Fried and served in a broth or (ii) served with a peanut sauce.




Ingredients :
  • 500 g white fish meat, finely divided by pulverising or pureeing.
  • 2 Tbsp shallots chopped finely.
  • 1 Tbsp of garlic smashed and chopped.
  • 2 tsp white pepper.
  • 1 tsp chicken powder.
  • 3 Tbsp  sugar.
  • 3 tsp salt (can be replaced with 1 cube of beef stock powder).
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 300 grams (10½ oz) ...

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Ketjap Manis (Kecap Manis)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Indonesia 




This is a common sauce of Indonesia based on soy sauce but very syrup like and extremely sweet being fortified by the addition of generous amounts of palm sugar and spices. It is generally used as an ingredient. It's use now extends through much of SE Asia and is popular in the Netherlands.
The formulation given is for a taste approximation rather than an accurate ingredient replication. The sweetening agents for this preparation are brown sugar and molasses rather than the traditional Palm S...
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Chicken & Prawn Balls

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, December 26, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:
  • 200 g shrimp
  • 200 g chicken meat
  • 4 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • Oil for deep-frying
Method:
  1. Shell and devein the prawns completely.
  2. Wash the prawns under running water and drain.
  3. Flatten the prawns using side of a cleaver and mince them lightly. Dice the chicken meat similarly.
  4. Mix minced prawns and chicken with the other ingredients in a bowl and combine well.
  5. Heat a wok or pan with cooking oil for deep-frying.
  6. Take one spoonful of chicken-prawn mix and s...

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Acar Telur Puyuh (Pickled Quail Eggs)

Posted by Kroocrew on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:
  • 250 g (~1/2 lb) quail eggs, boiled and peeled
  • 75 g (2 1/2 oz) carrots, cut the length about 2 cm
  • 100 g (3 1/3 oz) cucumber Krai, cut the length about 2 cm
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) red beet juice
  • 240 ml (1 cup) water
  • vinegar to taste
  • 1 / 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cooking shortening, for sauteing
Seasonings:
  • 4 cloves shallot, sliced finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 1 / 2 cm (~1/2 in) ginger, crushed
  • 1 1 / 2 cm (~1/2 cm) turmeric
  • 3 eggs hazelnut
  • chillie sauce/sambal oelek/crushed fr...

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Sambal Oelek

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 


The  basic Indonesian sambal




Ingredients:
  • 20 red chillies or Lomboks (approx. 6 - 9 cm. long)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
Method:
  1. Wash and dice chillies.
  2. Homogenise to a coarse paste with salt with a mortar or in blender.
  3. Transfer into a clean and dry jar.
Can be kept in fridge for about 1 to 2 months.

Sambal oelek is used as  a general condiment or as an ingredient for other sambals and dishes.


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Sambal Goreng Buncis (French Bean Side-dish)

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 


A tasty side dish of French Beans Indonesian style.




Ingredients:
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbs Sambal Oelek
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1 ltr (2 pint) tin French beans or 1 kg (~2 lb) of fresh beans
  • 3 tbs Kecap Manis (a commercially available thick, sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tbs cooking oil
Method:
  1. Fresh bean option: {Prepare fresh beans by washing and cutting into appropriate lengths. Add these to water in a pot with some salt and simmer until cooked. Drain and set aside}.
  2. Dice the onion and c...

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Sambal Goreng Telor

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 


An Indonesian side-dish.



Ingredients:
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 3 Shallots
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Trassi (shrimp paste)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2½ cm (1 in) Galangal
  • 1 Bay or Salam leaf
  • ½ teaspoon Tamarind paste
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • ½ cup Coconut milk
  • 100 gm (3 1/3 oz) Shrimps
Method:
  1. Hard boil eggs for 10 minutes.
  2. In a wok with oil, fry diced onion, garlic, trassi, chillie and galangal slowly for 10 min.
  3. Add bay leaf, tamarind, sugar, coconut milk and ½ cup of water and cook for 5 min.
  4. Add shrimps and s...

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Sambal Goreng Kentang

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 


Used as a side dish.



Ingredients:
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
  • 1 dessertspoon Indonesian palm sugar
  • 1 dessertspoon tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (This is a commercially available thick, sweet, soy sauce)
  • 1 dessertspoon chopped parsley
  • oil

Method:
  1. Peel and halve the potatoes. Slice into thin slices or match-sticks. Wash and dry in a tea-towel. Deep fry until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. Finely chop the onion’s and garlic and  fry in a wok until transluce...

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Sambal Badjak

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 


Very much a full-flavoured sambal.



Ingredients:
  • 10 Chillies
  • 200 gm Onions
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 12 Candle nuts
  • 1 tsp Laos powder ( galangal, Alpinia galanga)
  • 1 tsp Shrimp paste
  • 3 tsp brown Sugar
  • 125 ml Tamarind liquid
  • 2 sprigs Lemon grass
  • 25 gm creamed Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Homogenise or grind Chillies, Onions, Garlic and Candle nuts  into a coarse paste. Add Laos, Shrimp paste and sugar.
  2. Heat Oil in wok and add the mixture. Stir-fry until Onion are soft and slightly browned.
  3. Add Tamar...

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Sambal Manis

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 

This is a relatively milder sambal with a sweet-sour flavour.




Ingredients:
  • 5 red Chillies (approx. 6 - 9 cm. long).
  • 1 dessertspoon Tamarind paste (skin and stones removed).
  • 1 tablespoon Palm sugar (preferably but other brown sugars would be suitable)
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
Method:
  1. Homogenise the washed, diced chillies with the salt, tamarind paste and palm sugar by grinding or in a food processor.
  2. Will keep in fridge for about 3 - 4 weeks.

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Sambal Trassi

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 


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Ingredients:
  • 20 red Chillies or Lomboks (approx. 6 - 9 cm. long).
  • 2 teaspoons Salt.
  • 1 teaspoon ground Trassi (shrimp paste: any shrimp paste can be used for this preparation)
Method:
  1. Wash and dice the chillies and mix with the salt and shrimp paste.
  2. Grind or homogenise into a coarse paste.
  3. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 months.

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Seroendeng. (An Indonesian condiment)

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 


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A condiment of grated coconut, peanuts, onions and spices. and used to enhance the flavour and texture of rice.




Ingredients:
  • 250 gm (~8 3/4 oz) grated Coconut
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 4 Shallots
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 100 ml (~7 Tbsp) Tamarind extract
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass (bruised)
  • 150 gm (5 1/3 oz) Peanuts (pref unsalted)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Trassi (toasted) (Trassi/Ngapi/kapi/blachan are all Shrimp pastes usin...

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Nasi Goreng Croquettes

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:
  • 600 gm (24 oz) Nasi Goreng (previously prepared)
  • 40 gm (1 1/3oz) Butter, Ghee or Margarine.
  • 50 gm (1 2/3 oz) Flour
  • 300 ml Stock (any convenient or preferred stock)
  • Pepper & Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek
  • 2 tablespoons Kecap Manis(Commercially available thick sweetened soy sauce)
  • 2 Eggs (Beaten)
  • 50 gm (1 2/3 oz) Flour
  • 100 gm (3 1/3 oz) Breadcrumbs

Method:
  1. Place rice in a bowl. Melt butter in a saucepan and add the sieved flour. Keep stirring until it mixes into a consistent dry texture ...

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Javanese Chicken Croquettes.

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, November 14, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:   
  • 450 gm (1 lb) Ground Chicken
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 Clove Garlic -- finely chopped
  • 2 Large Scallions -- finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs (beaten)
  • 60 ml (1/4 Cup) Oil
    
Method:   
  1. Mix chicken, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, garlic, and scallions in bowl.
  2. Divide mixture into 6 pieces and form 6 flattened ovals.
  3. Dip croquettes into flour and then into eggs and them back into flour.
  4. Heat oil in skillet and brown them on...

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Lidah Kuah Asam (Spicy Beef Tongue in Sour Sauce)

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, August 30, 2010, In : Indonesia 




Ingredients:
  • 800 gr of beef tongue, boiled till tender, peeled and cut into 1 cm pieces.
  • 25 gr  Tamarind, dissolve with 1 tbsp water.
  • 790 ml water
  • 3 lime kaffir leaves, shredded.
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, crushed
  • 2 green tomatoes, cut into pieces.
  • 2 tbsp fried onions for topping.
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 Indonesian bay leaves

Spices:

  • 8 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 pcs red chillies
  • 3 cm turmeric
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 3 candlenuts
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Method:
  1. Stir-fry blended spices, tomatoes, lemon grass and lime le...

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Stuffed Sticky Rice Roll (Lemper)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, July 25, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:
  • 480 ml (2 cups) sweet (glutinous) rice
  • 480 ml (2 cups) coconut milk
  • 1 Indonesian Bayleaf (salam leaf)
  • ½ tsp. salt
Method:
  1. Wash the rice in cold water several times, and drain.
  2. Bring the coconut milk, rice, bayleaf and salt to a boil, and remove the saucepan from the heat. Let it stand, covered, for thirty minutes.
  3. Remove the rice, place it on a piece banana leaf and steam in a steamer over hot water for thirty minutes.
  4. Allow the rice to cool.

Chicken Filling
Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup boneles...

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Babi Guling (Balinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast, about 1.5 kg (3 lbs)
  • 4 large shallots or 2 small onions
  • 4-8 Thai chillies
  • 4-8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 Tbsp chopped turmeric or 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh galangal,
  • 3 stalks fresh lemongrass, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander powder
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
Method:
  1. Combine the shallots, chillies, garlic...

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Spiced Coconut and Peanuts

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, In : Indonesia 
Ingredients:
  • 250g (1/2 lb is fine) desiccated coconut
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 150g (5 1/3 oz) roasted peanuts (preferably with skin intact because this enhances the flavor and color)
Method:
  1. Heat wok and dry-fry the desiccated coconut until lightly browned, stirring continuously. Do not allow to burn and remove when ready.
  2. Blend the onion, garlic, coriander and cumin together in the oil and f...

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Indonesian Meatloaf

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:
  • 750g ( 1 1/2 lb is enough) beef, minced
  • 2 large onions, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 chilies, crushed
  • 4 candlenuts, grated
  • ½ tsp lemon-grass powder
  • 2 eggs, hard boiled
Method:
  1. Mix beef with onions, garlic and salt and pepper.
  2. Heat wok, add oil and fry the coriander, cumin, ginger, chilies, nuts and lemon-grass powder for one minute, then add the beef.
  3. Cook until the beef has turned color, then pour in th...

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Curry Sumatra

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:
  • 1kg stewing steak or lamb
Curry:
  • 10 fresh chilies (long)
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 4 onions sliced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 6 crushed candlenuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, shopped
  • 1 length lemon grass
  • 1 cm (1/2 in) black ginger
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups coconut milk
Method:
  1. Cut meat into small cubes, about 2.5 cm (1 in)
  2. Heat a deep saucepan, add oil and gently fry the curry ingredients until fragrant.
  3. Add beef and stir until the spices are mixed with the pieces of beef.
  4. Cover with water and coc...

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Broccoli in Coconut Gravy

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients:
  • 500g (~ 1 lb) broccoli
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 150g (5  1/3 oz)green prawns, peeled and veined
  • 1 Indian bay leaf
  • 1 x 2.5 cm (1 in)piece galangal
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup mixed coconut milk
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
Method:
  1. Separate the green stalks from the florets of the broccoli. Peel the stalks using a vegetable peeler and slice obliquely. Break the florets into smaller clusters. Wash and drain.
  2. Heat wok, add one tablespoon oil and fry the crushe...

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Chicken Satay Style with Basa Genep

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, May 30, 2010, In : Indonesia 






Ingredients:
  • 300 gr chicken mince
  • 3 lime leaves,
  • three quarters cup grated cocunut,
  • 2 tsppn palm sugar
  • half tsppn salt,
  • 1 Tbsp fried dried onion and
  • 1/2 stick finely chopped lemon grass.

Method:
  1. Knead until very sticky.
  2. Mould around soaked bamboo satay sticks and charcoal grill.

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Basa Genep (Basic Balinese Spice Mix)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, May 30, 2010, In : Indonesia 






Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp Whole black pepper
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 1/2 md Onion
  • 3 Lombok chilles
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Terasi [ blachan; fermented
  • 3 Ground candlenuts
  • 1 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric [ use fresh if
  • 5 tsp Galangal [ laos; use fresh
  • 2 tsp Lesser galangal [ kencur]
  • 1 Tbsp Grated ginger
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) Water

Method:
  1. Grind whole seeds in pestle and mortar, then blend all together using a food processor if you like.
  2. It should be golden yellow and thick paste like.

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Lombok Isi (Chillies stuffed with spiced ground meat)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, May 30, 2010, In : Indonesia 




Ingredients:
  • Lean ground meat; (your choice) 1 kg (~2 lbs)
  • Ground cloves 1 teaspoon
  • Ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh dried bread crumbs 180 ml (¾ cup)
  • Eggs; slightly beaten2
  • Salt to taste
  • Kare Jawa; (Java curry or, mild Indian curry) 1 teaspoon
  • Lean ground meat; (traditionally beef or goat meat) 1 kg (~2 lbs)
  • Grated fresh coconut; (up to 2)360 ml (1½ cup)
  • Cloves garlic; crushed 4
  • Minced sweet onions;  150 ml (10 Tbsp)
  • Salt or to taste 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh ground black pepper 2 teaspoons
  • Trassi; (shrimp pas...

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Ayam Penyet (Smashed Chicken)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, March 21, 2010, In : Indonesia 
Ayam Penyet is quickly becoming a favoured street stall food, (equivalent to side-walk cafes of the west). It originated in Java and has penetrated the straights between Indo and Singapore. It is now quickly gaining popularity in Malaysia and I suspect that we will see it in Thailand fairly soon (or a customised version). It is a very moreish food and always enjoyed.

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Sambal Sotong (Chili Fried Squid)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, In : Indonesia 

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Ingredients :
  • 500g (~1 lb) small squid (sotong)
  • 2 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, peeled and sliced
  • 4 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 dried red chilies, soaked and drained
  • 4 candlenuts
  • 1 tsp blachan (dried shrimp paste)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp palm sugar or brown sugar

Method :
  1. Clean the squid.
  2. Either:
  3. Cut the tubes lengthwise and use the tip of the knife to lightly score a crisscross pattern on the surface, without cutting right through. Cut into...

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Bapao

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Indonesia 


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Ingredients:

  • 500 gram flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 15 gram dried yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 300 gram minced beef
  • 1 onion
  • Soy sauce
  • ginger in syrup
  • Tomato ketchup

Method:

  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, egg white, 25 ml water and yeast and knead for 5 minutes. Let it rise an hour.
  2. Chop the onions and fry them for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mince meat and fry 5 more minutes.
  4. Add 4 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 chopped pieces of ginger and fry 5 minutes more.
  5. Role out the dough and cut ...

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Ayam Panggang

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Indonesia 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken drum sticks
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup kecap manis
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • 3 candlenuts
  • Piece of galangal, sliced
  • Piece of turmeric root, sliced (or 1/2 tsp powder)
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped


Method:

  1. Grind the candlenuts, galangal, onion, palm sugar, turmeric and garlic with a little oil and stir-fry the paste a few minutes in hot oil.
  2. Add the coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes; add the chicken and simmer half an hour.
  3. Take the chicken out and al...

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Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Gravy)

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Indonesia 



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Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken legs
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp anis seed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Piece of ginger, grated
  • Piece of lemon grass, chopped
  • 2 lemon leaves
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed

Method:

  1. Put the coconut milk together with the anis seed, onion, sugar, coriander powder, lemon grass, lemon leaves, garlic and ginger root and bring to the boil.
  2. Add the chicken and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Take the chicken out and reduce the coconut gravy on high heat to a nice consistency.
  4. Ta...

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Nasi minyak (flavored ghee rice)

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Indonesia 

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Ingredients:

  • 300 gm long grain rice
  • 3 Tbsp ghee
  • 10 cloves
  • 10 cardamon pods
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 cm (1 1/2 in) ginger, grated
  • 200 gm evaporated milk
  • 200 gm green peas
  • 50 gm cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

Method:

  1. Fry half of the onion, the cloves, the cardamom and the ginger three minutes in the ghee.
  2. Add the rice and the turmeric powder and fry three more minutes.
  3. Add the evaporated milk and 500 gram water and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Cook the peas to taste in the meantime and fry the cashew nuts and the re...

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Base Gede (Basic Indonesian Spice Paste)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, January 31, 2010, In : Indonesia 





Ingredients
  • 300 gr (10 1/2 oz) large red chili halved, seeded and chopped
  • 100 gr (3 1/2 oz) garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 75 gr (2 1/2 oz) ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 500 gr (18 oz) shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 75 gr (2 1/2 oz) laos (finger-root; chinese keys), peeled and chopped
  • 100 gr ( 3 1/2 oz) kencur root (Kaempferia galanga*), peeled and chopped
  • 175 gr (6 oz) fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped
  • 2½ Tbsp dried shrimp paste, roasted
  • 2½ Tbsp coriander seed crushed
  • 75 gr (2 1/2 oz) candlenut
  • 1¼ Tbsp blac...

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Indonesian Coconut Beef

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, January 31, 2010, In : Indonesia 


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Ingredients

  • 700 gm (~1 1/2 lb) Boneless sirloin steak, -trimmed
  • 3 tb Corn oil
  • 1 lg Spanish onion, sliced
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 ts Ground ginger
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1 ts Ground coriander
  • 1 ts Chili seasoning
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) Shredded coconut
  • 2 ts Light-brown sugar
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • 60 ml ( 1/4 cup) Beef stock
  • Thin slivers red bell pepper
  • Chopped green chilies
  • Small onion slices


Method:

  1. Cut steak in 1 cm (~1/2") thick strips.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan.
  3. Add Spanish onion slices and garlic and fry gently until sof...

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Gulai Merah (Beef Short Ribs)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, January 31, 2010, In : Indonesia 

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Shallots, sliced
  • 3 Garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 Piece of fresh ginger, -sliced
  • 4 Or 5 hot red chile peppers, -seeded, sliced
  • 2 ts Ground coriander
  • 1/8 ts Ground turmeric
  • 1 ts Salt, or to taste
  • 2 c Water
  • 2 lb Lean short ribs of beef, -cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 tb Corn oil
  • 2 Salam leaves
  • 2 sl Laos (Finger-root;Krachai)
  • 1 Stalk lemon grass
  • 1 sl Lemon


Method:

  1. Process shallots, garlic, ginger, chiles, coriander, turmeric, salt and 1/2 cup of water to a smooth sauce.
  2. Marinate beef for 1/2 hour.
  3. Heat the ...

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Kek Lapis (Indonesian Layer Cake)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, In : Indonesia 


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Ingredients:
  • 340 gm (12 oz) butter
  • 2 Tbsp condensed milk
  • 20 eggs yolks
  • 140 gm (5 oz) icing sugar
  • 56 m (2 oz) superfine flour, sifted with
  • 1.5 tsp all spice
  • 2 Tbsp brandy (optional)
Method :
  1. Lined and greased a 15 cm (6 in) cake pan. Preheat oven at 380 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Beat butter and condensed milk till smooth. Leave aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks and icing sugar till pale and thick.
  4. Fold butter into egg yolk mixture.
  5. Lastly, fold in sifted flour in 2 batches until combined. Add brandy....

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Chicken Feet

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, December 27, 2009, In : Indonesia 





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Ingredients:

•    12 chicken feet, declawed and skinned
•    3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
•    2 tablespoons rice wine
•    3 slices ginger
•    3 green onions
•    1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
•    1 teaspoon sugar
•    star anise
•    1 piece orange rind
•    1/4 teaspoon pepper
•    1 pint water


Method:

Combine all ingredients and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.




Another variation:

Ingredients:

•    32 chicken feet (about 2 lbs.)
•    1/2 cup sake
•    1/3 cup water
•    6 large thin sl...
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Sambal Kacang (Peanut Sauce)

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, December 25, 2009, In : Indonesia 




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110 ml  (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
225 g (1-1/3 cups) raw peanuts
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 shallots, chopped
A thin slice of shrimp paste (optional Vegan opt out))
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp chillie powder
1/2 tsp palm or brown sugar
1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
450 ml (2 cups) water
1 Tbsp tamarind water or juice of a lemon


Method:

If using raw peanuts: Stir-fry the peanuts for 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain in a colander, and leave to cool.  (Continue with following method)
If using roasted peanut...
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Roti Maryam

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, In : Indonesia 




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Ingredients:

500 g (about 4 cups) bread flour
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp salt
100 - 150 g margarine or ghee
150 ml warm water
vegetable oil to fry

Directions:

1. Put flour in a mixing bowl.

2. Beat eggs, egg yolks and salt. Pour the mixture into a small depression in the flour. Start incorporate the flour working the mix outwards.

3. Add 25 g ghee and mix well again. Add water and mix a little at a time after each addition work the mix until it's incoporated. Make a pliable dough then  knead until ...
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Ayam Ati Goreng (Fried Chicken Livers)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, In : Indonesia 


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Ingredients:
 
  • 250 gm (1/2 lb) Chicken livers
  • 250 gm (1/2 lb) Tomatoes
  • 3 x Red Spanish peppers
  • Garlic
  • 2 x Onions
  • Oil to fry in
 


Method:

  1. Chop the peppers, garlic and onions and fry them in the oil.
  2. When it is nice brown, add the chicken livers, add a little salt, and fry them all. Slice the tomatoes and fry them in the mix.
  3. Serve with white rice, cooked in the Indonesian way (without salt or butter).
  
It goes well with sayur lodeh (Curried Vegetables),


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Sayur Lodeh (Indonesian vegetables in coconut curry)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, In : Indonesia 




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A variety of vegetables are simmered in a milk coconut milk curry to make this popular Indonesian side dish. Also popular in Malaysia.


 Ingredients:

Oil 3 tablespoons
Garlic, minced 2 to 3 cloves
Galangal or fresh ginger, minced 2 teaspoons
Chile pepper, sliced into rounds 1 to 3
Lemongrass, white part of stalk only, minced 1 piece
Coriander, ground 1 teaspoon
Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon
Coconut milk 2 cups
Potato, peeled and diced 1
Carrot, peeled and sliced into rounds 1
Green beans, trimmed 1 cup
Onion, th...
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Udang Karang Bumbu Cabai (Spicy Lobster)

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, December 14, 2009, In : Indonesia 


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Ingredients:

  • 500 gm (1 lb.) lobster
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 red chilies, thinly sliced
  • 2 green chilies, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil as needed


Instructions:

Cooking the Lobster

Boiling

  1. Put 6 inches of water in a 12-14 quart pot. When cooking lobster, it is important to bring water to a full boil.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of salt and drop lobster in head-first.
  3. Bring water to a boil again, continue cooking lobster and then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Boil for 12 minutes only.
C...
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Nasi Goreng (with prawn*)

Posted by Kroocrew on Saturday, October 31, 2009, In : Indonesia 



"The basic ingredients of nasi goreng are left over rice  from yesterday's meal and sliced or ground bumbu (spices) mixture of shallot, garlic, pepper, salt, tomato ketchup, sambal or chili sauce, and usually sweet soy sauce. Some variants may add saus tiram (oyster sauce), ang-ciu (chinese cooking red wine), kecap ikan (fish sauce), or kecap inggris (Worcestershire sauce). The texture of left over cooked rice is considered as the most suitable type of rice  used for making nasi goreng rathe...
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Siomay Bandung (Steamed Dumplings Bandung Style)

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, October 30, 2009, In : Indonesia 




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Base Ingredients:

     350 gr ground chicken
     250 gr ground shrimp
     100 gr cornstarch
     2 cloves garlic, mashed
     1 Tbs. sesame oil
     1 tsp. salt
     ½ tsp. ground pepper
     1 egg, beaten

Skin Ingredients:

     10 pieces of won ton skin
     6 soybean cake size 5 x 5 x 1 cm
     5 medium size potatoes
     5 buah bitter melon
     5 pieces of cabbage leaves, slice the stem thin
     5 cucumbers

Sauce Ingredients:

     100 gr fried peanuts
     50 gr fresh fried candlenut
     2 cloves fri...
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Kroket Kentang (Potato Croquettes)

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, October 30, 2009, In : Indonesia 

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Ingredients:

  • 500 gr. potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 25 gr. powdered milk
  • salt
  • ground pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • fine breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil for deep frying


Method:

  1. Blend mashed potatoes with powdered milk, salt, pepper and 1 beaten egg until smooth and set aside.
  2. Take 2 Tbs. of the mashed potatoes mixture and put it on a piece of buttered banana leaf or wax paper.
  3. Flatten the piece of dough into an oval shaped with buttered finger. 
  4. Put 1½ tsp. stuffing in the middle of the oval dough.  Fold over the piece of d...

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Perkedel Jagung (Corn Fritters)

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, October 30, 2009, In : Indonesia 




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      sweet corn kernels from 3 corn cobs.
     1 Tbs. chives slices
     1 egg beaten
     2 Tbs. flour
     1 cup of oil for frying


Spice Paste Ingredients:

     1 Tbs. kunci root, pounded
     2 tsp. coriander, dryly fried
     1 tsp.  peppercorns
     6 shallots
     3 clove garlic
     1 tsp. salt
     sugar to taste


Method:

Coarsely pound the corn kernels.  Mix it with the the rest of the ingredients including the ready spice paste to make a smooth and thick batter.
Heat the oil  medium high.  Take ...
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Mangosteen: The queen of fruit

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, In : Indonesia 
The Purple Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), colloquially known simply as "the mangosteen", is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. The tree grows from 7 to 25 m (20–80 ft) tall. The rind (exocarp) of the edible fruit is deep reddish purple when ripe. Botanically an aril, the fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavor and texture.


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Sambal Goreng Ati dan Ampela (Fried Chicken Gizzard and Liver)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, August 20, 2009, In : Indonesia 



Ingredients:

4 pairs of chicken's livers and gizzards
5 pieces of shallots
3 cloves of garlic
5 red chillie
4 cm galangal
10 gr shrimp paste
1 cup of coconut milk
1 pod of petai (usually 10 to 12 beans) (may be labelled peteh, petai, yongchaak, sataw, or sator), 
Salt and pepper.

Direction: 

Cut liver and gizzards into bite sized pieces
Skin shallots and garlic.
Brown shrimp paste
Grind finely shallots, garlic, red chilli peppers, shrimp paste
Brown these spices and galangal, mix them evenly
Add liver and gi...

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Javanese Spicy Vegetable Salad (Sayur Urap / Urapan)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, August 20, 2009, In : Indonesia 


 



Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch water spinach (kangkung)
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 bunch long beans
  • 250 gr white cabbage
  • 100 gr bean sprouts


Flavourants: (urap spices)

  • 1 piece of coconut fruit, peeled, grated coarse
  • 3 pcs chilies
  • 3 cloves of shallot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 segment kencur (Cutchery, Indian Galanga, Kaempferia Galanga, Greater Galingale)
  • 2 lime leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp  palm sugar
  • Seasoning / MSG (Optional)


Method:

  1. Grind red chilies, shallot, garlic and salt until smooth.
  2. Add shrimp paste, Javanese p...

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Stir Fried Chayote with Shrimp. (Choko with shrimp)

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Indonesia 

 




Ingredients: 
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) oil to stir fry 
  • 200 gr (7 ozs) medium sized shrimps 
  • 3 pcs chayote peeled, and cut into matchstick  shape 
  • 100 ml (3.5 fl ozs) thick coconut milk 
  • salt to taste 
 
Spices & Flavourants: 
  • 6 shallots 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 2 red chili, 
  • 6 pcs of ebi (dried small sized shrimps) 
  • 1 tomato fruit 
 
Method: 
  1. Roast the ground spices until fragrant usually 2 - 3 minutes. Colour will change a little but take care not to burn by stirring in the wok continuously, add shrimps, con...

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Gado-gado (Indonesian salad wih peanut dressing)

Posted by Kroocrew on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Indonesia 


 

Ingredients:


Sauce:
Sambal Kacang


Vegetables:
1 c (240 ml)yard beans in 2-inch pieces
1 c (240 ml)Julienne of carrot
2 c (480 ml)Shredded Napa cabbage
1 c (240 ml)Fresh bean sprouts
1 c (240 ml)Cooked, sliced potatoes (prepared separately and cooked until just. Peeled and cubed before placing into the platter assembly)
1 c (240 ml)Sliced cucumber


Sliced tomatoes for garnish




Directions:

Put all the sauce  in a saucepan with some lemon peel and heat over medium-low heat for a few minutes minutes. Set asid...

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Satay Lilit ( Minced Seafood Satay )

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, August 17, 2009, In : Indonesia 


 
  

Attrib: Boo licious Flickr.
This is the non-meat satay that meat eaters I'm sure will enjoy. It doesn't use the peanut dipping sauce associated with the meat satays, but allows the flavours of the seafood to come through perfectly.  
 
 
Ingredients:  
 

  • 250 grams (1/2 pound) shrimp  
  • 250 grams (1/2 pound) mackerel, sea bass or any firm white flesh fillet  
  • 50 grams (2 ozs) desiccated coconut  
  • 6 pieces kaffir lime leaves (finely sliced)  
  • 2 tbsp US (30 ml) palm sugar. Palm sugar often comes in cry...

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