Semur Daging (Slices Of Beef In Soya Sauce)

Semur Daging (Slices Of Beef In Soya Sauce)

Serves 3 or 4, more for a rijstaffel On my first night in Jakarta, my hostess prepared semur. No doubt she felt it would be easy on my wimpy western palate, but I found its sweetness strange and exotic. Of course a palate trained in the Midwest during the fifties and sixties would have found anything exotic! Now that I have toughened up, I know to serve a dish like this with plenty of sambal for a balance between sweet and hot. This is Syamsul and Beverley Bachri’s version.

1 lb. beef roast, thinly sliced 2 shallots, sliced1 clove garlic, finely chopped 2 Tb. kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) 2 Tb. butter 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved 2 potatos, thinly sliced 2 tomatos, peeled and chopped 4 scallions, choppedSalt and pepper to taste Pinch of nutmeg Thinly sliced fried onion

Fry shallots and garlic in butter until lightly browned. Add meat and potato slices, and saute briefly. Add the tomato, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add eggs and cook for 5 minutes more. Add scallions just prior to serving and garnish with fried onions. Serve with white rice. Source : sallys-place.com

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