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Dendeng Pedas (‘hot’ Fried Beef recipes)

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Remember that pedas mean hot-spicy hot! This is fried beef, with a robust flavour of chilli.

  • 1 kg (2 lb) topside

for the marinade:

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbs dark soya sauce

Cut the beef fairly thin and trim it into small, square pieces. Marinate it for 1 hours or longer.

For the bumbu or ingredients:

  • 10 shallots
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • salt
  • 1 tbs lemon juice or fresh lime juice

Slice the shallots finely. Seed and slice the chillies. Fry them in a tablespoonful of oil, in a wok, stirring all the time until they are golden brown. Add salt to taste. Keen hot.

Put a tablespoonful of oil in a thick frying-pan, and fry the slice of meat a few at a time. There minutes on each side will be ample.*When all the pieces are cooked, put them into the wok with the onions and chilli. Heat, and mix well. Sprinkle over the mixture 1 tablespoonful of lemon juice, or better still, fresh lime juice. Stir, and add more salt if necessary. Serve dendeng hot, with rice.

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