Recipe Homemade Bottarga di Tonno (Salted Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

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Bottarga di Tonno (Salted Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

Homemade Botargo di Tonno. Botargo is a air-dried salt-cured fish egg or roe which considered as  delicacy in Mediterranean cuisine. Botarga di Tonno is botarga made of tuna roe, while bottarga is refers product made of grey mullet fish or called bottarga di muggine which is the most pricey and expensive. This is one of the seafood charcutteries featured in my blog, you can served this bottarga with my Homemade Hot Smoked Salmon and Homemade Gravlax (Dill and Honey Cured Salmon Fillet).

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Bottarga is popular name in English and Italian, while it’s popular with other names around the world; karasumi (Japan) butàriga (Sardinian), botarga (Occitan, Spanish, and Catalan), poutargue or boutargue (French), butarga (Portuguese), batarekh or butarkhah (Arabic), tarama or haviar (Turkey) and avgotaraho (Greek). Here in Indonesia bottarga possibly translated as telur ikan tuna asin, while in Malaysia there also salted and cured fish roe called telur terubuk masin made of the roe of  freshwater fish Toli Shad.

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Tuna Roe Bottarga

Botargo di Tonno is made from the roe sac of tuna, beside tuna or mullet roe, bottarga can also made of swordfish, halibut, herring, flounder, white seabass, weakfish or mackerel or other small size fish egg with sac, so never made it with salmon roe. My fellow blogger friend Merryn of Merry’sMenu even Making Bottarga from Flathead Fish Roe. I’m making mine from tuna, the fishmonger told me that it’s dogtooth tuna fish roe. I actually specially ask my fishmonger to save the tuna’s roe for this fish egg seafoood charcuterie project. The Minangkabau descent fishmonger guy actually used to save the roe and bring it to feed his family and never even though to sell it because it’s considered as delicacy, his wife used to make Gulai telur Ikan (Fish Roe Curry) or Pindang Telur Ikan (Spicy sour Fish Roe Soup) with it.

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Fresh Tuna Roe with Whole Attached Sac Membrane

How too choose the egg roe for making homemade bottarga ? first step is make sure you choose the very fresh egg roe with complete and unbroken sac attached and covering the roe. Never used any fish roe broken sac because the salt will penetrated too much into the roe and made it too salty and almost unedible once it cured. FRESHNESS is the KEY of DELICIOUSNESS of bottarga, fresh tuna roe used to be bouchy and not too watery or too dry with natural pleasant sea fragrance, never used if the smell too strong or even slight rotten fishy aromas. Choose the ripe fish roe is one where you can see the eggs in the sac they come in, and that they are uniform in color. The watery fish roe is normal, but will take longer time to cure. Unripe fish roe will not work, you must be able to see the eggs; if they are too small, do something else with the roe.

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Salted Fresh Tona Fish Roe

Now we making the homemade tuna fish roe Bottarga di Tonno. The tuna fish roe submerged in a 37 % salt saturated water solution overnight and then patted dry. The tuna fish sacs then individually coated with olive oil  and let it sit for about few hours until the oil absorbed to prevent it dry once cured. The fish roe then coated with salt and then marinated for about 2-3 days depending on the size of the fish roe sac, the bigger sac needed more time. You may see some liqued dripping from the fish roe sac and some of the salt dissolved, hence you need to massaged the outside by hand to eliminate air pockets and add extra salt and  to coated the cured fish roe.  The result is firmer fish roe and it’s need to be air dry cured and let the time changing the salted raw tuna fish roe into Bottarga di Tonno

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Firm Salted Tuna FIsh Roe

This is the salted and marinated fresh tuna fish egg roe for two days. The salted tuna fish roe sack then washed under running cold water, rubbed the sack a little bit to removed the excess salt and then patted dry with dry and clean pepper towel.  The salted tuna fish roe much more firmer than than the raw sack.

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Bottarga di Tonno, Already Dry Cured for 14 days

This is the Bottarga di Tonno or salted and cured tuna fish roe after air dry cured for about fourteen days in my refrigerator. Bottarga should be firm but not rock hard, the salt should not over power the flavor of the bottarga, there should just be a hint of salt in it’s flavour and it should be gentle on the palate. The bottarga should not be dry but moist an creamy in flavour.

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Different Ripeness of Tuna Roe Made Different Texture of Bottarga di Tonno

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Nice Moist, Crumbly and Buttery Texture of Bottarga di Tonno

This is homemade Bottarga di Tonno or salted and air dried cured tuna fish roe finished product looked a like once i cut the sac it in half. There’s different color and texture of the bottarga, it’s depent on the ripeness of the roe inside of the sac before it’s salted an cured. The overly ripe tuna fish roe got bigger individual grainy egg and it’s crumbled easily once grated, just perfect for making pasta or fried rice. The sufficiently fully ripe fish turn into a very moist and creamy bottarga, just perfect to almost any bottarga recipe, but i prefer to served it raw without any heating or cooking process.

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Grated Bottarga di Tonno

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Ready to Use Bottarga di Tonno Powder, Seafood Gold!!!

The salted tuna fish roe or Bottargo di Tonno is now ready to use in any kind of dish you want it to be. Bottarga is briny with a creamy buttery sweetness, smooth  and slighly grainy in texture with a natural savoury sea flavour. If you love caviar, you probably loves bottarga and vice versa, but my friend who doesn’t love caviar lovin the bottarga once it cooked with pasta.

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Freshly Grated Tuna Fish Roe Bottarga

Here’s Few Ideas of How to Eat and Enjoy Bottarga:

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Tuna Bottarga Appetizer with Flat Bread

1. Sliced or Grated Raw Bottarga

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Thin Sliced Bottarga Flatbread with Kalamata Olives Puree, Sliced Red Shallots, Chili, Cherry Tomato, Fresh Micro Green Herbs (Mustard & Lemon Basil),  Edible Black Mustard Blossom, Olive oil & Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

Raw thiny sliced or grated bottarga is used to be served as as an appetizer. The richness of bottarga with it’s naturl briny ts is a great option for appetier because the bold naked savoury flavour  of bottarga is definitely tickle the taste buds. Bottarga also can be eaten with lemon juice on a piece of baquette, pizza, flatbread or any kind of bread which used as you serving anchovy. This is thinnly sliced Tuna Fish Bottarga di Tonno served as topping for Homemade Flat Bread or Tortilla with sliced raw shallots, chopped tomato, black olives puree, chopped chillies, micro greens and edible black mustard blossom. The flat bread tuna fish Bottarga di Tonno also drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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Bottarga Pasta (Aglio Olio Style Angel hair Pasta with Confit Crayfish)

2. Bottarga with Pasta

Bottarga with pasta is the most common way to prepare the cured fish roe. The dried salted fish roe grated or finely chopped then sauteed with butter and other ingredients like garlic, chili and shallots until slighly bubbly and cooked. The best quality bottarga made of ripe fish roe will be crumbly well coated evely the pasta that lated added into it. The picture above is Bottarga Angel Hair Pasta aglio olio and served it with crayfish confit.

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Bottarga Fried Rice

3. Bottarga with Rice

Bottarga with rice, now my Indonesian taste buds will be satisfied. The Nasi Goreng (fried rice) telur ikan asin or translated as salted  fish roe fried rice is the best way to present the savoury sea flavour of it. The sauteed grated bottarga stir fried with the spicy spice paste and rice and other ingredients until the individual grain of rice is charred and coated well with the cured fish egg. Extra grated bottarga made it delicious even more. In Malaysia especialy in Serawak, the freshwater toli shad fish bottarga or telur ikan terubuk masin used to be steamed with rice and eaten as a morning booster.

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Spicy Fried Rice Bottarga

Raw bottarga is got a pleasant sea briny flavour and the delicate sea aromas even stronger once it cooked. This afternoon i made dinner of  Nasi Goreng or fried rice with grated bottarga and my grandma comes curiously to the kitchen by the aromas once i tossed the grated tuna bottarga with butter. The fried rice above is actually bold and very simple, but the spicy chili spice paste and the savoury grated Bottarga di Tonno made it very hearty and delicious, then i said myself this salt cured fish roe is worth all the time the efforts.

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Recipe Bottarga di Tonno (Salt Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

Recipe Bottarga di Tonno (Salt Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

Ingredients:

  • whole fish roe or egg sacks (small eggs are best)
  • salt
  • 37% salt solution brine (10 grams salt per 1 litre of water)
  • olive oil

How to Make Bottarga di Tonno (Salt Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

  1. Soak the tuna fish roe overnight in 37%  saltwater solution .
  2. Remove from the solution and pat dry the tuna fish roe on paper towels.
  3. Coat the tuna fish roe with olive oil for about 2-3 hours
  4. Lay out fresh paper towel on a tray and liberally sprinkle with salt, place the roe on top and cover with more salt.
  5. Place this in the fridge and massage it to remove hte air pocket, replace the paper towels daily.
  6. After 2 or 2 days the tuna roes will have firmed up.
  7. Washed the tuna roe fish sac under running tab water to removed the excess salt, pat dry
  8. Hang or pleace the salted tuna roe in a rack  and place it in a cool dry place (refrigerator) for 10–14 days (or longer, if desired).
  9. Remove the roe from its hanging place, wrap and refrigerate.
  10. Bottarga is best served freshly sliced or grated onto pasta.

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Recipe Taiwanese Oyster Omelette with Spicy Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce (Resep Dadar Tiram ala Singkawang)

oyster omelette recipe crispy fried egg oyster scallion spicy omeletteRecipe Crispy Fried Oyster Omelette with Spicy Sweet Sour Chili Sauce. Oyster omelette is a popular Chinese cuisine dish in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and many parts of Asia for its savory taste. There are several variations of the oyster omelette; differ from the ingredients, the method of making and also the condiments to served compare to the originally Taiwanese version. Oyster Omelette is often sold in night markets and considered as a populer street food.

recipe oyster omelette egg korean guljeon chinese hao jian oh chian orh luak kaki tamago dadar telur japanese hoy todOyster omelette got several names around the world; we used to called it dadar tiram or tiram goreng telur in Indonesia. Oyster omelet had  a lot different Chinese names according to the region; the Taiwanese version know as ô-á-chian, in Mandarin language it’s called háo jiān (Fujian, Taiwan),  ézǐ jiān (Malaysia & Singapore), jiān háobǐng (Hong Kong, Macau & Guangdong), mǔlì jiān (mainland China). In Cantonese, oyster omelet known as dzini houa beng or houa zai beng (Hong Kong, Macau & Guangdong).  In Hakka language oyster omelet known as jien hao biang or hao zhai biang, while in Teochew it’s simply called oh-luak. Nuff said with the Chinese names, were moving to Thailand, the oyster omelette got kicking a little bit with chilies and called hoy tod. The Korean version of oyster omelette called gul jeon used to fried one by one with individual gigantic oyster The Japanese style oyster omelette known as kaki tamago, pretty much the same with the Taiwanese version with additional miso on the sauce. In USA, there’s similiar dish as oyster omelette  called hangtown fry with additional of bacon on it.

resep dadar tiram fried oyster omelette crispy omelete peanut spicy sauceDadar tiram or sometimes called tiram goreng telur is also well know dish in Chinese-Indonesian or Tionghoa descent people. Dadar tiram is a signature dish of Singkawang (West Borneo). The oyster the used is the local ones with smaller size but packed with flavours and more plump compare to the common oyster. It’s fry with a little ammount of oil so the outside of the omelette is charred and crisp while the inside remain moist. The other Indonesian oyster omelette is called ote-ote porong from Sidoarjo (West Java). Ote-ote porong  it’s more like a pancake batter stuffed with fresh tiny oyster, pork or chicken and sliced kelp seaweed.

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recipe chili sauce ketchup sweet sour sauce peanut butter oyster omelette singapore style chineseThe sauce for serving oyster omelette is different from may many region, but mostly ketchup or chili sauce based. The sauce consistency is thick and gooey with a balance of citrusy, spicy, nutty, tangy, sweet and savoury. The oyster omelette sauce sometimes contain some peanut butter to give it a litte nutty aftertaste without overpowering the sauce. The Japanese version of oyster omelette or kaki tamago sauce also comtain some red miso paste, while the  Korean give their signature gochujang on the sauce, so pretty much the sauce is adjustable as long as it comforts your licking preference.

resep dadar tiram telur goreng singkawang tio ciu homemade oyster omelette fried egg fresh omelet spicy sauce peanut butterFresh oyster is kinda hard to found here in Indonesia, mostly fresh oyster sold in Asian-Chinese fresh market or gourmet supermarket. The best quality live French or Dutch oyster for sure make a delicious oyster omelette, but i prefer to eat the 6 USD worth each live oyster raw, so i prefer the local species for cooked oyster recipe. I only known Petak Sembilan fresh market (Jakarta) and Muara Angke fish market as the place where you can purchased already shucked oyster. It cost you about IDR 35.oo-50.000 (3.5-5 USD) for a package. The fresh oyster i use on this recipe i got from Hero Supermarket Kemang Villa (Jakarta), the same place where i purchased yabby for making Yabby and Saffron Risotto.

fried oyster omelette recipe crispy egg potato starch tapioca pancakeThere are three major part of oyster omelette; the starch batter, the eggs and the oyster. Delicious oyster omelette need the  best ingredients of those three, balancing them is also quite challenging. I personally like my oyster omelette dry, non-greasy, crisp on the outside and moist in the inside. The taste is not to starchy, while the egg and the oyster can blend together and you still noticed the oyster there. This is the glory of homemade oyster omelette, you can adjust it according to your taste buds because it’s versatile.

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This is my favourite texture of oyster omelette; The first list is the dryness, greasy and oily will turn my appetite off. The starch batter and egg ratio must be balanced, since this is omelette so the egg is the highlight, so it’s BIG NO to the street food stall oyster omelette with too much starch batter. The starch batter give a nice plump and bouchy texture to the dish, so in the other hand without any starch batter it won’t be oyster omelette. As usual, it’s too obvious that i add some chillies to kicked up the omelette a little bit, deseeded if you want it milder or even omit it if you had a faint stomach.

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oyster omelette fried egg oyster omelet oh chien orh luah spicy sauce chili peanut singapore style fried eggThe spicy sweet and sous chili sauce for the oyster omelette is pretty much a fusion of all version of it as possible. I add ketchup and lime juice for tanginess, chili sauce and gochujang for some  spiciness. I also add some miso paste for savouriness, then completed it with nutty and peanut butter. No starch added into the sauce since the ketchup and the chili sauce itself already thick

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oyster omelette crispy fried egg tender moist fresh shuck oysterLive and freshly shuck oyster for making  oyster omelette is preferred, but you can use the packed fresh already shucked oyster. Oysters in the shell must be sold live, they should feel heavy and full of water. Live ones will be tightly clamped shut, or will clamp shut when tapped. Dead oysters will have loose shells and must be discarded along with those which have broken shells. If you choose the package of shucked oyster, choose the plump and have a natural creamy color with clear liquid. The fresh shucked oyster liquid color might be slighy brown or yellowish, but never opaque, creamy or cloudy what so ever. Never discard the juice of fresh shucked oyster, you can mix it with the starch to replace the water for giving extra oyster flavour. Once you pop out the shucked oyster from the package, it shouldn’t had any sour or unpleasant odor.

recipe oyster omeletter spicy sauce ketchup peanut butter chili sauceHow to make oyster omelette without made it sticking to your pan isquite tricky. Here’s the dilemmas, if you using non sticky pan, the outside layer of the oyster omelette won’t be crispy and it will be ended out into a soggy and rubber chewy hard mess unless it’s burned out if you try to prolonged the cooking process, but in the other hand if you using regular pan, the batter is possibly sticking if the ammount of oil is not sufficient. Eversince adding more oil make your omelette greasy, oily and unappetizing so this is not a great sollution either, but don’t worry i will share you the tricks to make your oyster omelette crispy, non greasy and dry without sticking it to the pan.

oyster omelette recipe step by step how to make crispy fried oyster omeletteTo prevent the oyster omelette sticking to the bottom of the wok pan, use preheated wokpan and smoking hot oil. A little bit of oil is more than enough to seal the starch batter of oyster omelette once it properly heated until very-very hot. Pour about half cup of oil into the pan and heat it until smoking hot and swirl it until the oil coating the wokpan. Pour out the oil and keep about one tablespoon of it then add the oyster, wait maillard reaction or caramelization magic happen to brown the oyster then you flip it over. Spread the oyster evenly in the wokpan to assamble a round omelette before you add the starch batter.

step by steap oyster omelette recipe o chien hao jian orh luak fried eggThe starch batter then poured in a circular swirl movement from the outside to the center, you’ll amazed how quick the starch batter will transform into translucent.. Wait until the half of the batter set and translucent before you adding the eggs.

crispy fried oyster omelette egg dry not oily omeletOnce your oyster omelette starch batter turn translucent, put three eggs, break the yolk and spread it evenly, but it’s up to you, you can priorly beaten the eggs if you like but i personally my omelette  this way. If you want to use some green leaf veggies, you can add it on this phase.

recipe oyster omelette how to make fried egg omelet chinese street foodSome thinly sliced scallions and chilles added into the oyster omelette before the egg set and then you should put the lid on to fasten the cooking process and wait until all the egg set. You can flip it over with two spatula if you like all surface of your omelette browned, charred and crispy.

resep dadar tiram telur goreng singkawang tio ciu homemade oyster omelette fried egg fresh omelet spicy sauce peanut butter Now the oyster omelette is ready, drizzle the spicy sauce ove it and you can enjoy your crispy, non-greasy charred, moist fried oyster omelette.

taiwanese oyster omelette recipe homemade ah luak fried crispy egg oyster singapore style chili ketchup peanut sauceRecipe Crispy Taiwanese Oyster Omelette.

Ingredients :

  • 10 (or more) medium size fresh oysters
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 red cayenne chili pepper, deseeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 sping onion, thinly sliced
  • salt and peper to taste
  • 5 sprigs coriander or flat parsley, to garnish
  • 1 spring onion,julienned,  for garnish

For the Starch Batter:

  • 4 tbsp potato starch or tapioca
  • 6 tbsp water (or using the juice from the oyster)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Soy sauce #optional

How to Make Crispy Taiwanese Oyster Omelette:

  • Mix the potato flour and rice flour together with the water to make a fairly thin batter.
  • Heat a large wok pan until very hot and add oil until smoking hot then swirl the oil to coat the wokpan, pour out the oil and let it remain about 1 tablespoon
  • Throw the oyster into the pan, let it brown in one side, turn it over and then spread the oyster in the wokpan to resemble the round omelette
  • Pour in the batter and cook for about 15 seconds until batter is half set and translucent before adding in the eggs.
  • When the eggs are almost set, season with salt and pepper then add the sliced chili and scallion, cover with lid
  • turn the oyster omelet over with two spatula and let it cooked until browned and crisp
  • Garnish and served the oyster omelette immediately with fresh coriender leaves and spring onions.

Recipe Spicy Sweet- Sour Chilli Sauce for Oyster Omelette:

  • 2 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp gochujang
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp red miso paste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • about 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Spicy Sweet Sour Chili Sauce for Oyster Omelette :

  1. Put all ingredients in the sauce pan and stir to dissolved it evenly
  2. Turn the heat on and bring it to boil, adjust by adding more water or reduce to thicken until desireable consistency

Resep Kepiting Asap Bakar Pedas (Recipe Barbequed Spicy Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves)

resep kepiting asap pedas grilled spicy crab wrapped in banana leaves with chili shrimp paste

Kepiting Asap, Banana Leaves Wrapped Spicy Crab with Special Chili Sambal

Resep Kepiting Asap Bumbu Pedas,Barbequed Spicy Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves Recipe. Kepiting asap is literrary translated as smoked crab in English. Kepiting asap also called kepiting bakar, a very popular crab dish in Indonesia.  Gigantic mud crab stir fried with spicy and hot shrimp paste chili sambal, wrapped in banana leaves into a parcel and then grilled over high heat charcoal until the banana leaves charred and blistered to provoked smoke and let the smokey aromas infused into the crab flesh. The blakish brown curry-like seasoning or bumbu bakar kepiting asap for the smoked crab is very rich and savoury from fermented shrimp paste, ground dried shrimp and cuttlefish, i can even compare it with Chinese XO Sauce.  Every restaurant chef had it’s own secret recipes, but for sure i will to share my version of kepiting asap secret recipes.

banana leaves wrapped crab recipe grilled over charcoal spicy chili garlic shallots shrimp paste resep kepiting asap bumbu pedas ala resto kepiting kalimantan papua

Kepiting Asap a.k.a Smoked Crab

 

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Kepiting Asap Bumbu Pedas Bungkus Daun Pisang

Resep bumbu kepiting asap or smokey barbequed crab contain chilies, shallot, garlic, ginger, turmeric, candlenuts, curry powder or Homemade Indian  Garam Marsala Powder, galangal, lemongrass, toasted corriander seed, fermented shrimp paste, dried cuttlefish and shrimp alongside fragrance leavy ingredients like daun jeruk purut (kaffir limes leaves), daun salam (Indonesian bay leaves) and daun kunyit (turmeric leaves). The spice paste for spicy barbequed mud crab in banana leaves is actually a chili sambal, similiar to sambal belachan, but it’s also contain either santan (heavy coconut milk) or ground toasted grated old coconut called kelapa sangrai tumbuk. So basically i think the spice paste for kepiting bakar asap is a fusion of Shrimp Paste Chili Sambal with Beef Rendang seasoning with a little touch of kecap manis or Indonesian sweet soy sauce to balance the spiciness and the hotness flavour. I’m using both of santan and  kelapa sangrai for this recipe, simply because i don’t wanna spent my calories limitation on crappy food.

resep kepiting bakar daun pisang asap pedas bumbu rendang kepiting papua bakar ala resto

Barbequed Banana Leaves Wrapped Crab with Spicy Fermented Shrimp Chili, Shallot and Garlic Sambal

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Papuan Giant Mud Crab (1.2 Kg) with Smokey, Leavy Fragrance, Spicy and Hot Chili Curry-like Sambal

Kepiting asap or spicy barbequed crab in banana leaves gain the popularity in the last decade, as far as i know it’s served eversince many live seafood restaurant mushrooms all over the Indonesian Cities, that’s why i think why my fellow colleagues considering to take cardiovascular recidency programs, lol. Way before kepiting asap become a staple menu on every seafood restaurant, my grandma actually used to prepared  not only crab but also chicken, freshwater giant prawn, and squid. My grandma also used to wrapped Ikan Mas Arsik or Spicy Andaliman Pepper Stewed Grasscarp Fish with banana leaves and then grilled it over coconut husk charcoal, guess what; she is a very healthy and active 82 years old lady.

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Damn Delicious Smoked Spicy Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves

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Barbecued Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves a.k.a Kepiting bakar Asap Bungkus Daun Pisang

Banana leaves wrapped spicy crab ia a very representative  of Indonesian cuisine. Banana leaf is a very versatile ingredients in Indonesian traditional kitchen. Banana leaves used to be a platter for serving food, wrapped food before cooking process either for steaming or  grilling. The epidermis cuticle in the upper side of the banana leaf, preserved the food moisture while cooking and it had special features works like a non sticking teflon that prevent food burned out and sticking while grilling. Banana leaves usually wrapped raw ingredients that usually seasoned first before cooked. There’s so many banana leaf recipe in Indonesian and South East Asian cuisine, this is few of the recipes that featured in my blog :

Beside banana leaves, i always obsesed using many kind of leaves for wrapping my dishes, including;

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Kepiting Asap Bursting with Fragance Aromas

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Kepiting Bakar Asap Bumbu Pedas

Kepiting Asap or barbequed spicy chili sambal crab in banana leaves requires quite an effort to prepares at home. The bursting of fragrance leavy, smokey and spicy aromas of steam coming out when i open the banana leaves  parcel and that’s the moment of truth of you should cross your fingers above your head, but before that moment you should leard how to made the kepiting bakar asap bumbu pedas. The raw mud crab is usually steamed or deep fried first then stir fried with the bumbu kepiting asap or specia cooked spicy sambal sauce. The crab is actually ready to eat, but the kepiting asap needed the authentic pungent aromatic leavy and smokey aromas so then the crab is wrapped into parcel with  banana leaves then grilled over charcoal until the outside layer of banana leaves blistered and charred. After few seconds or a minutes over charcoal, the smokey flavour is throughly infused on the spicy seasoned crab, no need no proloonged grilling times because the crab is already done unless the crab will be overcooked.

recipe banana wrapped crab spicy chili garlic kepiting asap bumbu pedas

Barbequed Banana Leaves Wrapped Spicy Crab with Fermented Shrimp Chili, Shallot and Garlic Paste Sambal

Barbequed Banana Leaves Wrapped Crab with Spicy Fermented Shrimp Chili, Shallot and Garlic Sambal

I’m using 1.2 kg kepiting Papua jantan or live local male mud crab from Papua Island. The clawn is pretty huge and the meat is very firm, sweet and succulent. Totally worth every cent, it cost me less than 10 USD, pretty great deal compare to the restaurantthat usually tagged it about 35-40 USD per kilo. The square platter that i use in the photograph was about 12 inches  or 30 cm long, just look how huge the clawn compare to the plate. This spicy crabs recipe is really not an option for your diets due to tons of calories instead you willing to paid it off  with move your butt out in a treadmill.

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Gigantic Mud Crab Clawn from Papua compare to 30 cm (12 Inches) square plates

Once again i said this kepiting asap is DAMN DELICIOUS, i even think it’s even worthed as my last meal. The succulent sweetness of of the crab with a kick of creamy hot chili and spices then burst with leafy refreshing fragrance of banana leaves, kaffir lime leaves and turmeric leaves that infused with smoky aromas. Please visit asian groceries store in nearby, banana leaves usually sold fresh of frozen, the fresh is preferred,but the frozen banana leaves also work well with this recipe. If you can’t find any banana leaves, you can replace it with turmeric, ginger, lotus or taro leaves.

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Kepiting Asap, Giant Mud Crab Stir Fried with Spicy Chili Sambal, Wrapped on Banana Leaves Parcel and Grilled over Charcoal until The Leaves  Charred and Blistered

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Resep Kepiting Asap Bumbu Pedas Bungkus Daun Pisang

Resep Kepiting Asap Bumbu Pedas Bungkus Daun Pisang:

Banana Wrapped Crab with Spicy Chili and Fermented Shrimp Paste Sambal Barbeque

Ingredients:

  • 1 kepiting jantan ukuran besar, (huge mud crab, about 1-1.5 kg)
  • 1 air jeruk purut/nipis (kaffir lime juice to marinate the crab)
  • daun pisang (banana leaves), for wrapping the crab
  • heavy duty alumunium foil#optional
  • 1/2 sendok makan daun kunyit (tablespoon of shredded turmeric leaves)
  • 1 sendok makan daun jeruk purut (tablespoon of kaffir lime leaves, julienned)
  • 1 daun salam (Indonesian bay Leaves)
  • 2 cup Bumbu Kepiting Asap (Spicy Chili-Shrimp Paste Sambal Barbequed Crab Sauce)

Garnish:

  • Curled Sliced Chilies
  • Curled Sliced Scallion

Cara Membuat Kepiting Bakar/Asap Bumbu Pedas

(How To Make Barbequed Spicy Crab Wrapped  in Banana Leaf)

  • Brush the mud crab with a teeth brush to remove the remaining mud and debris,discard the gills and clean it under running water
  • Marinade the crab with kaffir lime juice and salt
  • Deep fried or steam the crab for about 2 minutes until partially cooked
  • Heat up the oil in a wok pan, then stir fried the spice paste chili sambal for about 1 minutes
  • Add the turmeric leaves, salam leaves and the kaffir lime leaves, stir another 30 seconds
  • Add the crab and stir fried another 2 minutes
  • Put the seasoned crab over few layered banana leaves and then wrap it into a parcel like an envelope
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Wrapped The Crab just Like You making Envelop Parcel

  • Secure the banana leaves crab parcel with toothpick, butcher’s twines or the fibers from the banana leaves
  • You can use heavy duty alumunium foil for further wrapped the banana leaf crab parcel before grilling it
  • Grilled it over high heat charcoal or stove flame to provoke smoke until the ouside layer or the banana leaves is slighly burned, blistered and charred for about 2 to 3 minutes
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Barbequed the Banana Leaves Crab Parcel over Charcoal (or Stove) until the Leaves Charred and Blistered

  • Open the banana leaves wrapped crab in front of the dinner guess with scissors
  • Garnish and serve immediately.

Resep Bumbu Kepiting Asap Pedas:

Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce Recipe for Smoked Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves Recipe:

  • 50 gr cabe merah keriting (cayenne chili pepper)
  • 50 gr cabe rawit merah (bird eye chili pepper)
  • 100 gr bawang merah (shallots)
  • 50 gr bawang putih (garlic)
  • 15 gr jahe (ginger)
  • 15 gr lengkuas (galangal)
  • 15 gr kunyit (turmeric)
  • 5 gr ketumbar sangrai (toasted corriander seed)
  • 10 gr kemiri (candlenuts)
  • 5 gr bubuk kari India (Homemade Indian  Garam Marsala Powder)
  • 100 ml santan (coconut cream)
  • 30 gr bubuk kelapa sangrai  (ground toasted grated coconut)
  • 3 sereh, hanyak bagian putih (lemongrass, use the tender white part only)
  • 5 gr asam jawa (tamarind paste)
  • 15 g terasi or belacan (fermented shrimp paste)
  • 30 gr ebi/udang kering (dried shrimp)
  • 30 gr cumi kering/juhi (dried cuttlefish or squid)
  • 30 gr gula merah, sisir (palm sugar, roughly chopped)
  • 20 ml minyak sayur (vegetable oil)
  • 10 ml kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce for Smoked Crab in Wrapped Banana LeavesRecipe

  • Put all the ingredients except the kecap manis and olive oil in a food processor and  grind it into a fine paste
  • Stir-fry sambal paste with vegetable oil over medium heat untill fragrant, the oil is separated from the chili paste and the colour is darkens, about 15 minutes .
  • Add the kecap manis and season it with salt and pepper, adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Turn off the heat and your homemade chili sambal barbeque sauce is ready to use.

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Recipe Stir Fried Razor Clams with Oyster Sauce (Resep Kerang Bambu Saus Tiram ala Sajian Sedap_)

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Kerang Bambu Saus Tiram (Stir Fried Razor Clams with Oyster Sauce)

Resep Kerang Bambu Saus Tiram ala Sajian Sedap (Stir Fried Razor Clams with Oyster Sauce) is featured in IDFB Challange  Kreasi Dapur Bersama Sajian Sedap. This event is a presented by Indonesian Food Blogger incoorpotared with  Sajian SedapSajian Sedap.Com is a collaboration website of Sedap Megazine and Saji Tabloid which provide many selection of trusted and tested recipe from all over the world including authentic recipe from all of ethnic cuisine throughout Indonesian archipelago; from Sabang to Merauke. You can also download the E-Magazine of Saji/Sedap in  Newsstand like Scoop, Wayang Force, SCANIE, Indobooks, SPEEDUP, or Mahoni.

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Sajian Sedap is one stop culinary website, it’s provide may selecion of culinary reviews,kitchen dictionary, cooking recipes, tips and tricks. You can even enter all the ingredients you’ve got in your fridge and search the suitable recipes within your ingredients, isn’t that really great ??? I mostly grab my gadget to browsing on Sajian Sedap just before going to slept for the next day menu inspiration. Mostly my Authentic Indonesian Cuisine Recipes refers to Sajian Sedap. I really got to ensure that the recipes that i shared about Indonesian cuisine is as closed as possible to the authentic version. Here several recipes that i refers from Sajian Sedap:

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Stir Fried Bamboo Clams with Oyster Sauce, Chilies, Garlic and Ginger

Today i’m gonna review one of the recipe that fetured on Sajian Sedap; Resep Kerang Bambu Saus Tiram or Stir Fried Bamboo/Razor Clams with Oyster Sauce and the result is obviously  damn delicous dish!!!

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Stir Fried Bamboo Clams with Oyster Sauce ala Sajian Sedap

Eversince all the recipes on Sajian Sedap is already tested, all you’ve got to do is to reference on it. This stir fried bamboo clams in oyster sauce or kerang bambu saus tiram recipe is so easy and straight forward to replicate in my own kitchen. Taste is a about personal preference, it’s not a rocket science, so be creative and adjust the ammount of  ingredient what you’ve like more or what you didn’t like based on the recipe on Sajian Sedap. I love everythings hot and spicy, so i put lotta more chilies and less water that made the sauce os kicking savoury, hot and spicy with a little bit thicker consistency. Seafood is always be great with garlicky and gingery flavour, so the ammount of garlic and ginger just perfect, a little bit more may overpowering the natural sweetness of  the razor clams meat. Thanks to Sajian Sedap now i know that the sesame oil is better be added just before the dish done because heat might ruined it. Well, once again i said that cooking is about a passion to learn more and more, fail once then fail in a better way next times. You won’t realize that you’ve got better and better on your cooking skills. .

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Razor Clams in Spicy Oyster Sauce

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Asian Razor Clams a.k.a Bamboo Clams, Jackknife Clams, Razor Shell Fish, Kerang Bambu, Kerang Satang, or Lorjuk

This is Asian razor clams (Ensis directus) a.k.a bamboo clams, Atlantic jackknife clams, or razor shell fish. In Indonesia we used to called razor clams as kerang bambu or lorjuk or kerang satang. The shape this shellfish bearing a strong resemblance to an old fashioned straight razor or a segment of bamboo. Kerang bambu considered as delicacy and cooked in many different ways, usually flash high heat cooking to prevent is overcooked simply Deep Fried Battered Razor Clams Tempura (Kerang Bambu Goreng Tepung) is delicious. Beside stir fried in oyster sauce, you can cooked razor clams or bamboo clams into; Kerang Bambu Saus Singapura (Singapore Chili Sauce Razor Clams), Kerang Garang Asem (Sour and Spicy Razor Clams Wrapped in Banana Leaves), or  Woku Kerang Bambu (Spicy Stewed Bamboo Clams).

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Remove the Greenish and Yellowish Digestive Parts of Razor Clams

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Blanched Razor Clams: Boiled 15 Seconds then Submerged into Icy Bath to Stop The Cooking Precess

This is how to cleaning raxor clams;  clean and brush throughly the outside shells of razor clams to remove any debris and mud staining and let it soaked in freshwater for about 20 minutes and let the siphon spitting water and clean itself. After snipping the tip of the neck (siphon) or the funny looking muscle tissue that look like my 1 years old lil nephew pecker, cut open the body from the base of the foot to the tip of the siphon with scissor. Remove anything that coloured other than creamy white, discard the greenish and yellowish digestive system and scrub it gently followed by rinsed it under running water to remove any excess debris, mud and sand.

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Blanched Razor Clams, Seems Like My Little 1 Year Old Nephew Pecker! LoL

This is how you par-boiled or blanced the razor clams before using it in any cooking recipe. This steps made you more easy to clean the razor clams further. Bring enough water to completely submerged the razor clams into hard boil with your largest stove and then put the razor clams on the bubling water. Turn of the heat and let the razor clams sit ther for about 15-30 minutes until wringkled a little bit, put the blanched razor clams in icy water to suddently stop the cooking process otherwise your razor clams will be overcooked and turn into very chewy and rubbery.  Why you should blanched the razor clams before cooking it? it will removes the fishy aromas and then you can easily cleaning it further to remove any remaining stain on it once it blanched. Now you’re razor clams is now clean and ready too cook in any kind of recipes.

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razor clams oyster sauce recipe stir fried bamboo clams jack knife clams razor shell chinese styleRazor Clams Stir Fried with oyster sauce, chilies, garlic, ginger is Damn DELICIOUS. Perfectly cooked razor clams texture is tender and sliglly chewy and it’s taste similiar like a big squid or cuttlefish. You can puchased it alive in the seafood stalls, please visit chinese fresh market nearby your town. Asian supermarket usually provide a vaccum packed frozen razor clams is a great deal too to give this recipe a try!

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Resep Kerang Bambu Saus Tiram ala SAJIAN SEDAP

Resep Kerang Bambu Saus Tiram ala SAJIAN SEDAP

Stir Fried Razor Clams or Bamboo Clams in Oyster Sauce

Bahan-bahan (Ingredients)

  • 400 gram kerang bambu, direbus (Razor Clams or Bamboo Clams, par-boiled)
  • 1 sendok teh air jeruk nipis ( teaspoon of lime juice)
  • 1 sendok teh garam ( teaspoon of salt)
  • 1 buah bawang bombay, dipotong panjang (onion, julienned)
  • 2 siung bawang putih, dicincang kasar (cloves of garlic, roughly chopped)
  • 1 buah cabai merah, diiris serong (red cayenne chili pepper, croswisely cut)
  • 1 buah cabai hijau, diiris serong (green cayenne chili pepper, croswisely cut)
  • 2 cm jahe, diiris korek api (ginger, julienned)
  • 2 buah cabai kering, dicincang kasar (dried chilies, roughly chopped)
  • 2 sendok makan saus tiram (tablespoons of oyster sauce)
  • 1/2 sendok teh minyak wijen (teaspoon of sesame oil)
  • 1/4 sendok teh garam (teaspoonfull of salt)
  • 1/4 sendok teh bubuk merica (teaspoon of white peppercorn powder)
  • 100 ml air (water)
  • 3 tangkai kucai, dipotong-potong 2 cm (garlic chives, cut into 2 cm long segment)
  • 2 sendok makan minyak goreng (tablespoons of vegetables oil)

#scallion or garnish

Cara membuat (Instruction)

  1. Lumuri kerang dengan air jeruk nipis dan garam. Diamkan 15 menit. (Drizzle the razor clams with lime juice and salt, let is stand to marinade about 15 minutes)
  2. Panaskan minyak, tumis bawang bombay, bawang putih, cabai merah, cabai hijau, jahe, dan cabai kering sampai harum. (Heat up the vegetable oil in the wok pan, stir fried the onion, garlic, red and green cayenne chilies pepper, ginger and dried chilies until fragrance)
  3. Tambahkan kerang. Aduk rata. Masukkan saus tiram, garam, merica bubuk. Aduk rata. (Add the razor clams, stir and then seasoned with oyster sauce and white pepper powder, stir it evenly)
  4. Tuang air. Masak sampai bumbu meresap. Masukkan minyak wijen. Aduk rata. (Add the water and let it cooked until the seasoning penetrates the razor clams, pour the sesame oil and turn off the heat)
  5. Sajikan kerang bersama taburan kucai. (Served the stir fried razor clams with oyster sauce with the garlic chives)

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Recipe Stir Fried Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce (Resep Kwetiau Goreng Sapi Jambi)

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Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce

Recipe Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with XO Sauce. Char kway teow is a very popular dish in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and available all round the world. Char kway teow itself meaning  stir-fried rice  flat noodle in Chinese. Kway teow called kwetiaw or kuetiaw in Indonesia is flat rice noodles with approximately 1-2 cm width, stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, sliced Homemade Chinese Sausage/Lap Cheung,  chopped chilli, Homemade Sambal Belachan or Fermented Shrimp Paste Chili Sambal , chicken or pork slices, whole prawns, cockles or clams, bean sprouts and chopped scallion or chinese chives.  The addition of cockle or clams made char kway teow itself called kwetiau kerang or cockle rice  noodle. The dish is commonly stir-fried with egg, slices of chinese sausage or lap cheung and fishcake, and less commonly with other ingredients. Char kway teow is traditionally stir-fried with lard or rendered pork fat and used to be served over banana leave on a plate. Char kway teow got many aliases of english spelling, it’s also written as  char kueh teow or char kueh tiao and the most popular version of it is Penang char kway teow that using many kind of seafood and duck egg.

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Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce

Wagyu Beef  Char Kway Teow with XO sauce is the answer of my collegue silly question; “what kind of dish that made you’ve got chances to get laid?”. My point of interest is my friend is actually already marrried and then i replied,”are you trying to cheating on your wife?” ” NO man!!: he quickly responsed and then he explained that they gonna be celebrating their first year of married and he want to made breakfast in bed surprised for his wife.   “Well i think you’ll gonna get laid anyway! what”s the point of you’re married and i just wondering why the heck that your american salary won’t let you getting laid with your OWN WIFE” i try to making fun of his situation “you know that she’ll made a big deal out ouf it and i want to made something effortless special dish because i simply can’t made fancy and complicated dish such Peanut Crusted Oven Roasted Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Chorizo and Cheese or even what you called simply Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Demi Gace Sauce and  those kind of stuffs”  My answer is STIR FRIED KWAY TEOW, because it’s still taste nice even your cooking skills is big fat zero. It’s a special day so don’t be cheap!, the only way to made some impressive dish with stir fry rice noodle is putting gourmet ingredients on it. I suggest him to purchased thinly sliced wagyu beef and chinese gourmet xo sauce, then  you’ll gonna get DAMN DELICIOUS CHAR KWAY TEOW!!!

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XO Sauce (Halal-Lee Kum Kee Brand)

XO Sauce Char Kway Teow with Wagyu Beef recipe  is very easy and quicky to made in your own kitchen. Eversince the Chinese XO sauce is already has a reputation of being a savoury bomb, so i think you need to add a little bit seasoning on it. XO sauce itself made of the best seafood including dried scallops or conpoy, dried fish and shrimp, sometimes crab and shrimp roe, Chinese ham/Jinhua ham, and abalone that rehydrated, shredded and then fried and mixed into XO Sauce. The roughly chopped rehydrated dried seafood then cooked slowly with chili peppers, onions, and garlic then  cognag or other old liquor added, this is what XO (extra old) Sauce name comes from You can add some Homemade Sambal Belachan or Fermented Shrimp Paste Chili Sambal to give a little kick of chili hotness on the beef char kway teow. The wagyu beef  is the star, already thinly sliced wagyu beef that used to added to sukiyaki dish made your live easier, but the steak cut of beef will be good too, but you need to thinly sliced it priorly to cook.

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Xo Sauce Char Kway Teow with Wagyu Beef

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Damn Delicious Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with XO Sauce, Smokey and Charred with NOT Oily Texture

I don’t know the term “char kway teow” is  related with the charred and smokey stir fried  rice flat noodle or not, but delicious char kway teow is used to be charred and smokey , so it’s necessary to stir fried the ingredients in a smoking and sizzling hot oil in wokpan.  The chinese restaurant chef used to  had it’s own method to stir fried char kway teow and trnasfer from generation to bgeneration with specific family flavour preverence. The thinly sliced wagyu beef need to be stir fried quickly and cooked separatedly because the fat it’s easy to rendered and the texture is naturally tender so no need to add water to little “stew” to tenderized the meat like you do on regular beef.

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Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce, Homemade Chinese Sausage or Lap Chiong, Bean Sprouts, Chopped Chili and Cilantro

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Generous Ammount of Charred Wagyu Beef on Char Kway Teow with XO Sauce

Making delicious beef char kway teow  is easy, if you want to made the char kway teow into perfection you need to follow several steps:

1. Stir Fried The Wagyu Beef Slices

First the wagyu beef, marinade the thinly sliced wagyu beef with dark soy sauce, sesame oil and freshly ground black pepper for 30 minutes in the fridge. The thinly sliced wagyu beef need to be stir fried quickly and cooked separatedly with other ingredients because the fat it’s easy to rendered. Wagyu beef is naturally tender so no need to add water even to a little bit to “stew” the beef to tenderized the meat like you do on regular beef. Never cooked the wagyu beef within the noodle unless your pricey wagyu beef will be overcooked and all your money is wasted once the wagyu beef delicious marbled fat dissolved and the texture is dried.  The stir fried beef then set aside and then added into the char kway teow just before it’s done.

2. Stir Fried The Kway Teow or Flat Rice Noodle with Duck Eggs

Freshly made flat rice noodle (sometimes also called rice cake strips) is preferred then dried ones because it’s texture and natural rice grain flavour and also more easy to charred without any unpleasant bitter taste. You can get the fresh flat rice noodle in the chiller rack on chinese groceries store. The flat rice noodle then washed with warm water to remove any excess flour on it, then marinated with soy sauce and beaten duck egg, and YES,  duck egg mixed with the fresh rice flat noodle before cooking it. The Mixture poured  on smoking hot oil in wok pan with very high heat and  quicky stirred to separate the rice noodle and make sure each noodle covered with charred egg. This method made the kway teow itself smokey and damn delicious!!!

3. Making the  XO Sauce Beef Char Kway Teow

Using a clean wok pan,  any of your the char kway teow seasoning is sauteed with oil (finely chopped garlic and red shallots).  All other ingredients then added the chicken, pork, shrimp, cockle, fish cake, shrimp or prawn, crab, Homemade Chinese Sausage/Lap Cheung etc. Add the sauces to enhanced the flavour (xo sauce, kecap manis or Indonesian sweet soy sauce, soy sauce and Homemade Sambal Belachan or Fermented Shrimp Paste Chili Sambal).  Some water added and the lid covered the wok pan  to cooked the meat throughly. The previously charred stir fried rice flat noodle with duck eggs added and stirred to made the seasoning distributes evenly. The fresh vegetables like cabbage and beansprout and stir fried wagyu beef then added just before the char kway teow done.

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My family recipe of char kway teow is seems to be complicated, but i guess it’s all woth the efforts. You can simply stir fry all the ingredients directly once but you’ll gonna missed the authentic charred and smokey flavour of char kway teow. Moisture is the  enemies of stir frying cooking method because it’s rather steamed instead of charred the ingredients, just like what you’ve expecting once you seared scallops, beef or fish. You want the char kway teow rice flat strips allowed to be fried and the magic maillard reaction happen and turn the sugar and protein ito awesomeness damn delicious!!!

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Kwetiau Goreng Sapi was Indonesian name for beef char kway teow. Beef or chicken and seafood is the common ingredients for kwetiau goreng because mostly population in Indonesia is Moslem and pork is considered as haram or forbidden. Lots of chili sambal added within the seasoning and  kecap manis or sweet soy sauce also added to milder the hotness and spicyness of kwetiau goreng. Kwetiau goreng sapi or beef char kway teow is popular dish in Jambi Province. There’s also javanese style char kway teow or kwetiau goreng jawa that usually sweeter due generous addition of kecap manis with minimun amount of chili sambal. Kwetiau goreng jawa also including lots of cabbage that cooked within the flat rice noodle and then served with thinly shredded fresh cabbage too. In Medan, Kwetiau goreng Medan it’s refers to Hokkien Penang style char kway teow with generous ammount of scrambled duck eeg. Even most of restaurant and cafe including halal version of char kway teow in Indonesia,  Chinese restaurants in Indonesia that mainly serve non-Muslim customers might use pork and pork fat on it.

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Recipe Wagyu Beef Char kway Teow with XO Sauce

Recipe Wagyu Beef Char kway Teow with XO Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack (about 350 gr) fresh or dry kway teow/ flat rice noodle/ strips 
  • 200 gr thinly sliced Wagyu beef (Marinate: 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1/1 tsp ground black pepper, and 1 tsp sesame oil)
  • 2 Homemade Chinese Sausage/Lap Cheung, thinly sliced (marinate: 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, a pinch of salt and 2 beaten duck egg)
  • 50 gr scallion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 200 g bean sprouts
  • 4 tablespoons vegetables oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 red shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cm ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 duck egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • (Fish cake, shrimp,cockle, chicken) #Optional

XO Sauce Char Kway Teow Seasoning:

  • 40 gr Chinese XO sauce (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tbsp Sambal Belachan or Chili Fermented Shrimp Sambal
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • tablespoon soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese wine
  • tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Garnish: Chopped Chilied and Chopped Cilantro

How to Stir Fried XO Sauce Char Kway Teow with Wagyu Beef:

  1. Mix the wagyu beef with the marinade the ingredients , set aside, leave the wagyu beef to marinated about 30 minutes
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok until smoking hot, pour the marinated wagyu mixture then stir fry the beef until charred for about 2 minutes, set aside.
  3. Mix the kway teow or rice strip noodle with the marinade the ingredients, set aside
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok until smoking hot, pour the flat rice noodle and duck egg mixture then quickly stir fry the rice noodle until charred for about 3 to 5 minutes, set aside.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok pan, sauté the garlic, shallots and ginger untill golden brown, add the chinese sausage and the seasoning mixture (Chinese XO sauce, Sambal Belachan or Chili Fermented Shrimp Sambal, soya sauce, Chinese wine,  oyster sauce, and sesame oil)
  6. Add charred rice noodles and stir fry for about 4 minutes till lightly browned
  7. Add the stir fried beef, scallion, beansprout, then pour the remaining 1 beated duck egg and then quickly stir fried it for another 2 minutes
  8. Served the Stir Fried  Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with XO Sauce, garnish with chopped cilantro and chopped chili

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XO sauce is a savoury bomb that burst into umami flavour once you put it in your mouth, that’s the correct definition for my taste buds. Chinese XO sauce made of  several premium dried seafoods, including dried scallops or conpoy, dried fish and shrimp, sometimes crab and shrimp roe, Chinese ham/Jinhua ham, and abalone that rehydrated, shredded and then fried and mixed into XO Sauce. The roughly chopped rehydrated dried seafood then cooked slowly with chili peppers, onions, and garlic then  cognag or other old liquor added, this is what XO (extra old) Sauce name comes from. I’m using Lee Kum Kee Brand XO Sauce for this recipe, it’s savoury enought even without any Iham at all (it’s also Halal). Lee Kum Kee penetrated Indonesia with their halal version sauces and condiments because the Indonesian majority population is moslem. I love using XO Sauce as a condiment or as a flavouring agent, i recently made my own and  hopefully i can share it a.s.a.p.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium size whole grouper fish weighed about 500 gr, cleaned, gutted and scalled (you can replace with any white flesh fish, live ones would be preferred)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 40 gr XO Sauce ( I’m using Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce)
  • 1 tbs of rock sugar, dissolved in 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp premium mushroom sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cm knob of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped chilies
  • Sea Salt for taste

Garnish: Chopped chili, garlic chives and shredded spring onion

Dipping *optional : Chinese Black Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Jullienned Ginger, Chopped Bird Eye Chillies

How to Make Steamed Fish with XO Sauce:

  • Rub the grouper fish lighly with salt and lemon juice, set aside
  • Put the fish in heatproof steaming bowl
  • Put half of the chopped  inside the grouper fish belly
  • Put the remaining chopped chili, ginger and garlic over the fish, rub the fish gently
  • Place the XO sauce over the grouper fish
  • Pour the soy sauce and rock sugar mixture and add some extra oil from the XO Sauce
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  • Steam the fish about 7-10 minutes until nearly done
  • Let is rest about 5 minutes and the remaining heat cooked the fish flesh throughly
  • Put the fish in a serving plate, garnish with chopped chili, garlic chives and shredded spring onion

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