Sate Plappa is a kind of sate that has spicy and sweet taste. Got this recipe from one of my foodie blogger buddy when she putted the photos at Indonesian Foodblogger group on Facebook. The spicy taste is come from red chili while its sweet taste is from sweet soy sauce/kecap manis.
Kecap Manis is very common to be used in Indonesian cooking especially the Javanese cooking. Kecap Manis or Indonesian sweet soy sauce is made from soybean as well. With sweeter taste and more complex falvaor than regular soy sauce, Kecap Manis has an intensely darke brown and syrupy thicker sauce. Kecap Manis is sweetened with coconut or palm sugar and seasoned with various ingredients, which generally include garlic and star anise. If it’s not available there are many different recipes on the internet on how to make kecap manis.
Recipe by Nelly Eka Someilia
500 gr beef meat
1 tablespoon tamarind, dissolved in a small amount of luke warm water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Spices to be ground:
– 3 long red chilies (cayenne pepper)
– 3 cloves garlic
– 1 shallot
– 2 candlenuts
1. Cut meat into small diced. Combine with all ingredients and marinate for about 1 hour or more.
2. Pinned meat diced into skewers.
3. Grill on a BBQ while occasionally baste or smear with the remaining marinade until done. If you like a sweeter taste, add kecap manis into your remaining marinade.
4. Ready to serve.
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