Semur / Indonesian Braised Beef and Thanks.

To all my foodie friends, Thank you all so much for your support,comments and shared the foods recipes with me,it's been amazing year to know all of you and your creativity from your kitchen to the blogger world,it's been Fun :)
and I know it takes a lot of time to do that,so I appreciated.

I got promotion at work as assistant manager at the restaurant and my work schedule is gonna be longer at least 50 hrs/week for that reason I can't  keep up with my blog post as much as I use to be, But I still keep my blog open and I will post whenever I have time :)

So, once again Thank you all so much,it's been fun to shared food recipes with you guys and have a great weekend !!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Semur is a type of meat stew that is braised in thick brown gravy commonly found in Indonesian cuisine. The main ingredient used in semur gravy is kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), shallotsonionsgarlicgingercandlenutnutmeg and cloves, sometimespeppercoriandercumin and cinnamon might be added. Soy sauce is the most important ingredient in the Semur-making process because it serves to strengthen the flavor, but it should still feel blends harmoniously with other ingredients. In addition to the main ingredient, semur might also consists of wide range of variation in the presentation, such as the addition of meat (mainly beef), beef tonguepotatotofu,tomatotempeheggs, chicken, fish and often sprinkled with bawang goreng (fried shallot) or other variations according to the tastes of the communities in each regions.










Ingredients :
2  pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 2-inch thin slice
3/4 cup minced shallots
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp minced ginger
2- inch galangal
1/2 nutmeg, grated
2--4 star anise
1 piece of cinnamon
4 cloves
2 tsp salt
3 tomatoes, diced
4 cups water
2 tsp vinegar
3 tbsp sweet soy sauce/ kecap manis
3 yukon gold potatoes, sliced crosswise 1/2-inch thick
1/4  cup vegetable oil for fry potato
1 1/2 lb green beans

Direction :
peel and cut potatoes into lenghtwise and fry until slightly golden brown,set aside

Fry the shallots with vegetable oil about two minute or so .
Stir in the ginger, galangal, nutmeg, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
Add the beef, stir and cook for another five minutes . Pour in the water.
Add sweet soy sauce/ kecap manis and bay leaves, and bring to a boil.
add fried potatoes and green beans.
Cover and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes, until the beef is tender.


Serve with white rice is best !

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