Skip to main content

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 !

Comments

  1. Congratulations on your promotion!!
    Well done my friend. :) I love this braised meat dish and all your flavorings in it. :) You are a talented cook and great blogger. Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Ramona

    ReplyDelete
  2. It looks hearty, comforting, and delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Salam Ridwan, Congratulations on your promotion.. Keep it up, and don't forget to thanks to Him for that and shukur always. Sumur looks delicious. I'll try it one day.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats and may more come your way. Don't worry so much if you can't comment on my postings, its ok and I can understand that time can be taken up with work, what more more time is also need for blogging.

    We don't eat beef but the braised beef looks great and will be fabulous for those who enjoy eating beef.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This recipe is delicious...
    I' m very happy to fib├Čnd your blog.
    I have a blog of italian dish but i like to experiment new flavours.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks so flavourful and tasty!

    Congratulations on your promotion!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congratulations on the promotion my friend, that is fantastic news! You have an incredible blog and I look forward to whenever you are able to post :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congratulations on your promotion!!
    Hope to see your recipes whenever you are free....
    Have a great weekend!!
    Regards,
    Amy-Food Corner
    http://foodssrilanka.blogspot.sg/

    ReplyDelete
  9. CONGRATULATIONS on your promotion!!! You must be thrilled! Your braised beef looks wonderful...and thanks for the tips on what I can add to my next batch of hummus :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. The beef looks so tasty, Ridwan! And congrats on your promotion!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ridwan, congratulations on your promotion! sounds like a great job:)

    Love your delicious braised beef, so perfect for the fall season. Very comforting!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you everyone for comments and your support,I appreciated :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Delicious braised beef! Congratulations on your promotion, Ridwan! I'm so happy for you!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow, that is a good-looking dish! Congratulations on your promotion.

    ReplyDelete
  15. congratulations! that's awesome!and it looks very, very yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I wish that your Christmas will be fulfilled with sweet pleasure,
    Full with memories that you keep close and treasure.
    Happy Holidays x
    -The Little Housewife

    ReplyDelete
  17. looks tasty & delicious...mouthwatering!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Hard boil egg meatloaf and my second Award

This maybe sound funny,boil egg in the meatloaf, but hey this is what I love about cooking in my own kitchen I can create an experiment things, not like to cook at work I have a rule to follow,and stick with their recipe,,,,so when I'm home,,,,I'm free and I can play with my cooking LoL by the way,leftover always give me some idea,about cooking so,,,this time I had four hard boil egg. Need to us up soon, you never know is come up with this " hard boil egg meatloaf" I know someone was laughing at me here :) Hard boil egg meatloaf  Ingredients : 1 1/2 lbs ground beef ( 96-4 extra lean ) 4 hard boil egg 2 egg handful green onion green onion/chopped 1 tbs salt 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp galangal powder 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tbs soy sauce 1 cup panko crumbs Preparation : if you don't have 4 hard boil egg ready,,,bring 4 egg to boil pre heat oven on 350 degree F   4 hard boil egg,set aside  on the mixing bowl,mix ground beef

roasted sweet potato and tomato soup

This roasted sweet potato and tomato soup can be prepare as dairy free soup, just skip the sour cream and replace with coconut milk. I like spicy on the soup so I add hot chili and roasted together with the rest ingredients, if you don't like spicy at all you can skip the chili as well or just add pinch of red pepper flakes Serve with fresh store bought french baguette or toast. Ingredients : - 3 medium size sweet potato - 6 large tomato - 1 yellow onion - 4 clove garlic - 11/2 Tbsp dry basil -  2 hot chili or pinch red pepper flakes / optional - 1 teaspoon black pepper - 1 teaspoon salt/taste - 4 Tbsp olive oil - 1 teaspoon honey - 1/2 cup sour cream / 1/2 cup coconut milk Directions: Preheat the oven on 400 F Peel sweet potato and cut in large cube, Cut tomato in wedges slice onion and crush garlic, transfer all cut ingredients,garlic and chili into baking dish, sprinkle with olive oil  and dry seasoning ( dry basil,red

Chocolate fudge raspberry cake

I decide to make my own birthday cake to share with my friends, after I search the cakes recipe in cook books and looks around ingredients in the pantry and the fridge, I found this chocolate fudge cake recipe. The recipe adapted from "frame by frame"  cook book with slighly change add raspberry curd on chocolate frosting and decorated with vanilla buttercream frosting  with fresh raspberry to add colours into the cake. Ingredients : - 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened, plus extra for greasing - 3/4 cup super fine sugar - 3 eggs beaten - 3 Tbsp dark corn syrup - 1/2 cup ground almond - 1 1/4 self raising flour - pinch of salt - 6 Tbsp cocoa powder Frosting - 8 oz / 225 gr semisweet  dark chocolate, broken into pieces - 1/2 cup dark brown sugar - 1 cup unsalted butter,diced - 5 Tbsp evaporated milk - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1/2 cup raspberry curd Decorate with   vanilla buttercream frosting  and fresh raspberry on top. Directions :