Beef Rendang

Spicy Indonesian beef dish in a almost dry coconut sauce. Suitable as a main or side dish.

Ingredients:

Rendang
  • 500 gr. Rump steak.
  • 2 Onions.
  • 4 Garlic cloves.
  • 3 Fresh red chillies.
  • 2½ cm Ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric.
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika.
  • 1 stalk Lemon grass.
  • 3 Kaffir Lime leaves.
  • 600 ml Coconut milk.
  • 75 ml water.

Preparation:

Put the Onions, Garlic, Chillies, Ginger, Paprika, Turmeric and Water in a food processor and make into a smooth paste.

Dice the meat and mix with half the paste. Set aside.

Put the other half of the paste into a heavy sauce pan and add the coconut milk, chopped lemon grass and lime leaves. Boil without the lid for about 30 min. until mixture is reduced to half. Add the meat mixture and return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring regulary, for a further hour till the steak is tender. Serve with boiled rice.

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