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Sambal Cincalok ~ Lime Shrimp Sambal January 23, 2008

Filed under: condiments,SALAD & VEGGIES — pinkytoes @ 8:36 am

I’m not too sure where this condiment comes from. As far as I remember from childhood, it’s one of the typical dishes often made by my father’s side of family, the West Sumatrans, along with other condiments, sambal tempoyak.  Altough on Google search I couldn’t find anything except all listings from malaysian sites.

    Yang jelas rasanya nendang abis…… ngegigit di lidah rasa asemnya, pedes dan gurih. Enaklah pokoknya.

        * 12 pcs red chilis/serrano chilis (kalau mau lebih pedas bisa ganti dengan cabai rawit)
        * 2 pcs of lemons, squeezed
        * 3 tbs cincalok or baby anchovies (apa sih, teri nasi kali ya….)
        * 3 pcs of shallots, finely chopped
        * salt, sugar to taste
        * 1 tsp lemon vinegar (jika suka lebih asam lagi)

          Sumber Resep: Keluarga Bokap


          Shrimp in Hoisin Sauce January 21, 2008

          Filed under: SEAFOOD — pinkytoes @ 10:52 am


              *  600 gr large shrimp – deshelled, cleaned and deveined
              *  5 pcs garlic, grated
              *  1 large red bellpepper/capsicum/paprika
              *  2 tbs oyster sauce
              *  4 tbs hoisin sauce
              *  2 stalks of leek – cut 2 cm
              *  1 cm fresh ginger, slice thinly lengthwise
              *  spring onions – chopped roughly
              *  coriander leaves – chopped roughly
              *  2 tsp corn flour

                Cooking Directions:

                  1.)  Clean shrimps and marinate in  1 pcs of grated garlic, salt, pepper. Set aside for approx. 40 mnts
                  2.)  Heat oil in a wok, mix corn flour with marinated shrimp. Deep fry until golden brown. Set aside
                  3.)  In a clean wok, stir fry grated garlic & ginger until fragrant. Add chopped bellpepper & leeks.
                         Mix in oyster sauce and hoisin sauce. Add a few tbs of water until cooked through.
                  4.)  Stir in shrimps. Mix in thoroughly then add chopped spring onions and coriander leaves.
                  5.)  Serve immediately.


                  Soto Tangkar Betawi *Batavian Beef Rib Soup* January 17, 2008

                  Filed under: BEEF & LAMB,Blogroll,SOUP, STEW & CURRY — pinkytoes @ 9:57 am


                  * 400 gram beef ribs
                  * 1 kg brisket ( this portion enough for 3 western pax)  – secara Mike kalo makan ginian gak pake nasi
                  * 2 pcs bay leaves
                  * 3 stalks of lemon grass – pounded, tie together into a knot, then dump into the pot
                  * 3 cm fresh galangal – roast in naked flame until fragrant
                  * 2 cm fresh ginger, sliced
                  * 3 pcs kaffir lime leaves
                  * 250 ml coconut milk
                  * 500 gr potatoe – cubed
                  * 4 cm cinnamon stick

                  Ground spices:
                  * 12 pcs shallots
                  * 7 pcs garlic
                  * 5 pcs red chilis
                  * 8 pcs candlenuts – roast in naked flame till fragrant
                  * 1 tbs coriander powder
                  * 1 tsp cumin powder  (I use mongolian cumin which has a slightly stronger scent… yummy)
                  * 1 tsp white pepper powder
                  (all ground smoothly, then stir fry in cooking oil until fragrant)

                  Cooking Direction:
                  1.)  Boil water with lemon grass, roast galangal, bay leaves in a pot and cook ribs + brisket until tender
                         This should take a while. So in the mean time you can shallow fry cubed potatoes until golden brown and set aside
                  2.)  When ribs & beef are tender enough, mix in the stir fried ground spices, kaffir lime leaves and cinnamon stick.
                         Taste and add salt, pepper if needed
                  3.)  Serve steaming hot. Place cubef potatoes first, then the ribs & soup. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions,
                         chopped tomatoes and fried shallot or bawang goreng. Oh, heaven!!!!

                  ** Recipe source from Femina Online


                  Sambal Bajak with coconut milk January 6, 2008

                  Filed under: condiments,SALAD & VEGGIES — pinkytoes @ 3:20 pm

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                  *  20 pcs red chilis, serrano chilis, or anything red and spicy…. yummm
                  *  6 pcs shallots
                  *  6 pcs garlic
                  *  2 pcs large red tomatoes, chopped
                  *  2 tsp shrimp paste or belacan , fried or roasted first
                  *  2 tsp indonesian palm sugar or gula jawa – may be added later if necessary
                  *  2 bay leaves
                  *  2 stalks of lemon grass – smashed
                  *  2 cm of galangal root – or in singapore/malay is called blue ginger
                  *  4 pcs kaffir lime leaves
                  *  2 tsp tamarind extract
                  *  1 cup of thick coconut milk or coconut powder

                  Cooking Directions:

                  1.  Put the chilis, shallots and garlic in food processor
                  2.  Heat the skillet, stir fry the processed chilis until fragrant
                  3.  Add lemon grass, bay leaves, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, palm sugar, shrimp paste and chopped tomatoes
                       Stir in coconut milk gradually while mixing thoroughly
                  4.  On low heat, keep stirring the sambal for a while until there’s a distinct fragrance, different from the previous one
                  5.  Add salt, pepper, tamarind extract for taste…. and ready to serve.

                  **Recipe from Mom


                  Dutch Croquette November 28, 2007

                  Filed under: SWEETS & SAVORY — pinkytoes @ 10:45 am


                      *  400gr minced beef or chicken – I personally prefer beef as it has more flavours
                      *  small amount of button mushroom, sliced thinly
                      *  2 pcs of garlic, chopped
                      *  small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
                      *  1 large onion, chopped
                      *  1 cup
                      *  300 gr of toasted breadcrumbs
                      *  4 pcs of egg white

                        Roux (filling) ingredients:
                        *  80 gr of butter
                        *  80 gr of flour
                        *  3 cups of stock (amount may vary)
                        *  ground white pepper, salt, nutmeg to taste

                           Directions on how to make Roux:
                          1.  Melt the butter in a pan and leave for a while until slightly brown. Add flour all at once and stir until completely mixed.
                          2.  Keep them on low heat while adding stock/water bit by bit
                          3.  Keep stirring until the mix is smooth and creamy. Set aside
                          4.  On separate pan, melt butter then and cook onion & garlic, minced beef, mushroom and parsley
                          5.  Mix roux and cooked beef together – add salt, pepper, nutmeg and grated cheese. (now this called ragout)
                          6.  Refrigerate for a few hours so it would be easier to shape

                            7.  Shape the ragout mixing into balls of 4cm diameter or long shape of 10 cm
                            8.  Coat with flour, dip into whisked white eggs, then double coat it again with toasted breadcrumbs
                            9.  Deep fry until light golden color. Set aside and drain on paper towel.

                              The croquettes are best served hot with mustard dipping. Yummie!!!


                              Shepherd’s Pie November 7, 2007

                              Filed under: BEEF & LAMB — pinkytoes @ 3:17 pm

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                              *  700 gr lean minced beef
                              *  1 large onion, finely chopped
                              *  1 cup of cubed carrots, 1 cup of peas, 1 cup of sliced button mushrooms
                              *  4 pcs of large potatoes
                              *  butter
                              *  soft cheese
                              *  grated vintage cheese (or anything with strong flavors)
                              *  worchestershire sauce
                              *  salt, pepper & maggi seasoning powder to taste

                              Cooking Directions:

                              1.  Peel potatoes and boil until soft.
                              2.  Heat the pan with a few drops of olive oil, stir in chopped onions until fragrant
                              3.  Add minced beef, mix thoroughly until cooked through then add the vegetables.
                              4.  Add salt, pepper, worchester sauce and seasoning. Lastly mix in grated vintage cheese. Set aside
                              5.  When potatoes are cooked through, mashed them until smooth in a bowl
                                    add butter, soft cheese, salt & pepper to taste
                              6.  In an oven proof dish, place the cooked meat on the bottom layer.
                                   Then top with layer of mashed potatoes. Place in an oven for about 30 minutes – or
                                   microwave can also be used with settings on combination high for 20 mnts, followed by “grill” for 10 mnts


                              Apel Kurma Crisp October 22, 2007

                              Filed under: BREAKFAST,SWEETS & SAVORY — pinkytoes @ 5:41 pm

                              Bener-bener lagi banjir kurma minggu ini. Yang dirumah juga cinta skali dengan kurma dan makanan-makanan manis. Padahal banyak resep dessert yang musti panggang oven, untung yang satu ini gampang banget dan bisa dimasak dengan microwave. Jadilah dessert pertama tanpa oven dan sukses. Kurma itu memang dahsyat harumnya kalau dipanggang ya?


                              Bahan Dasar:

                              * 2 butir Granny Smith apel, kupas kulitnya, iris tipis

                              * 2 cangkir kurma kering, rendam sebentar supaya lembut, buang bijinya

                              * 1 sdm jahe segar, parut kasar

                              * 1 sdm gula pasir  *resep asli pake brown sugar*

                              * 2 cangkir oatmeal biasa

                              * 1 cangkir cornflakes yang dihancurkan  – disini aku pakai raisin brans yang fiberous & agak manis

                              * boleh ditambah biskuit yang dihancurkan – disini ditambah dengan coconut biscuits, jadi agak gurih juga

                              * 1 cangkir kacang mede – cincang kasar  *bisa diganti walnut, pecans atau terserahlah*

                              * 1 sdt bubuk kayu manis (ground cinnamon)

                              * mentega

                              Cara Memasak:

                              1.) Cairkan mentega, campurkan dengan irisan apel, potongan kurma tanpa biji, jahe parut dan bubuk kayu manis. Nggak
                                    perlu pake gula ya, kurmanya udah manis banget. Susun dalam wadah tahan panas. Jangan lupa oleskan mentega dulu
                                    di dasarnya.

                              2.) Dalam mangkuk terpisah, campurkan oatmeal, cornflakes yang dihancurkan, biskuit dan kacang mede, tambahkan
                                    gula, bubuhkan kayu manis. Mentega dalam keadaan dingin, potong kasar atau bentuk kubus, campurkan ke dalam
                                    mangkuk sampai merata. Lalu susun di atas potongan buah di wadah tahan panas.

                              3.) Di resep asli dipanggang dalam oven selama 40 menit. Aku pakai microwave. Tutup dengan aluminium foil dan
                                    panggang selama 10 menit saja sampai apel lembut. Buka foil, panggang lagi dengan setup heating dari atas & bawah
                                   (combination mode) selama 10 menit…. atau sampai bikin seruangan harum kayu manis.

                              ** Resep dimodifikasi dari Martha Stewart