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Indonesian   -   Empal (Java)   adapted from The Exotic Kitchens of Indonesia by Copeland Marks

  • 3 Large Shallots -- sliced
  • 1 Clove Garlic -- sliced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Coriander
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Pound Boneless Beef -- cubed
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Grass
  • 1 Slice Lime
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Directions In food processor, blend shallots, garlic, turmeric, salt, sugar, coriander and 2 tablespoons of water to form a smooth paste. In bowl add beef and then paste and allow to marinate for 1 hour. Cook beef with lemongrass and lime slice in remaining water for 1 hour or until beef is tender and liquid has almost evaporated. Pound beef to flatten slightly if desired. Heat oil in skillet and brown beef over moderate heat for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve over rice.
Serves 4
Time to Make 0:00

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