Showing posts from August, 2018

Kecap Manis

Kecap Manis or sweet soy sauce is a condiment that is uniquely Indonesian. It is a thick, dark colored and sweet liquid made from black soy bean, coconut sugar, water and salt. The black soy beans are cleaned, boiled and fermented in brine solution for 3 – 4 weeks, once the fermenting process is finished, the beans are cooked with coconut sugar to create the thick texture and sweet flavor.  Kecap Manis can be easily found in every household in Indonesia. As one of the most important condiment is Indonesian cuisine, Kecap Manis is a very versatile product that adds that very typical Indonesian flavors. Here are few simple recipes that include Kecap Manis that can inspire your next dinner. Sweet Soy Sauce Marinade 500 gr of Chicken or Pork 100 ml Kecap Manis (Sweet Soy Sauce) 15 gr Garlic, minced 2 pcs Kaffir Lime 2 pcs Kaffir Lime leave 5 gr Salt 5 gr Coriander Seeds Method: Marinade Chicken or Pork cutlets for 30 minutes – 2 hours and grill. Serve with a S

Quick and Easy: Salad Dressings

Healthier eating can be a challenge when you are stuck with the same boring food options. Start a new habit and introduce yourself to new flavors for exciting your taste buds and start easing your way in to a healthier lifestyle.  Salads are the quickest and simplest way to start eating better, but it can be boring. Change your ordinary Italian dressing in to more exciting dressings. These three simple dressings are easy to make and perfect to dress your favorite fresh greens. Jalapeno and Lime Dressing 0.5 Tbsp. Pickled Jalapeno, chopped 100 ml Grape seed oil or Light Olive oil 50 ml Fresh Lime Juice Zest of 2 limes 2 tsp. Honey  Method: Whisk all ingredients together until the oil and lime juice are emulsified Miso Sesame Dressing 0.5 Tbsp. Light Miso Paste 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil 100 ml Grape seed oil or Light Olive oil 30 ml Fresh Lime Juice 1 Tsps. Light Soy Sauce 2 Tsps. Honey Pinch of Sesame Seed Method: Thin down the miso paste with the l