Dendeng

Dendeng

Dried spiced meat

By
From
The Complete Asian Cookbook
Serves
12
Photographer
Alan Benson

Prepared this way, meat can be kept for a long while without spoiling. Use raw meat or remember this recipe when you’ve roasted a big piece of meat and it has been disappointing and tough — this is a good way to use up the leftovers. Serve as an accompaniment to a meal of rice, vegetables and sambal.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 teaspoons tamarind pulp
100ml peanut oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon shrimp sauce
or 1/2 teaspoon dried shrimp paste
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Sambal ulek
125ml kecap manis
1kg round or topside steak, thinly sliced into strips
3 teaspoons dark palm sugar, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 120ºC. Soak the tamarind pulp in 60 ml hot water for 10 minutes. Squeeze to dissolve the pulp in the water, then strain, discarding the seeds and fibre. Measure 2 tablespoons of the liquid and set aside.
  2. Heat the peanut oil in a wok or large heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin and shrimp sauce and stir for 1–2 minutes, then add the salt, sambal ulek, kecap manis and tamarind liquid. Add the meat and stir to coat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 30–35 minutes, stirring often, until the liquid has almost evaporated. Add the palm sugar and stir well to dissolve.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and spread the meat in a baking dish in a single layer. Continue cooking in the oven for 30 minutes, then turn the meat and cook for a further 20–30 minutes, or until the meat is dark brown but not burnt, and the oil is visible at the edge of the pan. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Tags:
The Complete Asian Cookbook
Charmaine
Solomon
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