Thursday, June 01, 2006

My first recipe.....Beef Rendang!

My first recipe.....Beef Rendang!


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 pound beef stew meat
  • 28 ounces coconut milk
  • 8 shallots -- sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves -- minced
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger -- sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh hot chilis
  • OR
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 tablespoons oil (peanut preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • 2 tablespoons curry power
  • BLENDED WITH
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 candlenuts (ground)
  • 4 stalks lemongrass
  • 6 slices galanga
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis, sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Directions:

In a food processor, blend the shallots, garlic, ginger, and chilies with 1/2 cup of the coconut milk to form a smooth paste (bumbu). Mix 1/2 cup of the bumbu with the meat and let stand 30 minutes.

Toast the shrimp paste in foil. Grind the candlenuts. Slice the lemongrass thinly. Measure out the dry ingredients.

In a stewpot, heat half the oil and brown the meat in the bumbu. Remove to a dish. Heat the remaining oil and fry the spices and shrimp paste until fragrant, being careful not to burn it. Add the salt, sugar, kecap, candlenuts, galanga, lemongrass, and the remaining coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Cook until the meat is tender. Serve with rice.

This recipe for Beef Rendang serves/makes 6.