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Indonesian Spiced Coconut Beef (Rendang)

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Category: Asian, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 1 ts Garlic powder; (six garlic
  • -cloves)
  • 10 Shallots; chopped
  • 1/4 lb Hot red chili peppers;
  • -chopped, remove seeds and
  • -ribs
  • 2 tb Peanut oil
  • 1 tb Galangal powder; see pantry
  • 1 ts Turmeric
  • 1 ts Coriander
  • 1 ts Black pepper
  • 1 tb Ground ginger
  • 2 Sticks lemon grass; crushed
  • 2 Bay leaves; crushed
  • 5 Kaffir lime leaves; asian
  • Salt; to taste
  • 4 c Coconut milk (not cream
  • -of..)
  • 2 lb Beef chuck; cubed (5-cm)


PANTRY: galangal powder is made from Thai or Laotian ginger; available in
Asian markets.

Combine garlic, shallots and chilies. In large saucepan, heat oil, add
garlic mixture and saute 2 to 3 minutes. Add galangal, turmeric, coriander,
black pepper, ginger, lemongrass, bay leaves, lime leaves and salt; saute 2
to 3 more minutes. Add coconut milk and cook until top of liquid becomes
oily. Add beef cubes and stir frequently. Reduce heat to low and, stirring
occasionally, cook until coconut milk mixture reduces, thickens to a
gravy-like consistency and turns a deep, dark brown, about 4 hours. Serve.
Makes 6 servings.

INTRO: prepared by the Wives of Indonesian Civil Servants, a women's
organization known as Dharma Wanita.

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