> Beef Stew

Beef Rendang


(Beef Stew) Serves 6 - 8

Ingredients

  • 30 dried chillies
  • 120 gm shallots
  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cm piece ginger
  • 3 stalks lemon grass - sliced thinly
  • 4 slices galangal - ground
  • 5 candlenuts
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 kg rump steak
  • 1 stalk lemon grass - whole
  • 120 gm grated coconut - fried and pounded
  • 2 tsps curry powder - blended with 2 tsps water
  • half cup thick coconut milk
  • 8 tbsps oil

Method

  1. Grind together the dried chillies, shallots, fresh chillies, garlic and ginger. Heat oil and fry ground ingredients and curry until fragrant.
  2. Add in half the coconut milk and fry until the oil separates.
  3. Add in the soy sauce, salt, sugar and the steak. Add in also the fried grated coconut and lemon grass. Stir-fry for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour in the rest of the coconut milk and simmer until the meat is tender, for about an hour.
  5. Increase heat to reduce gravy until it is thick and oily.