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DutchBABI RUDJAK (spiced pork poulet)

A delicious Chinese-Indonesian dish of stewed pork in a spicy coconut sauce. The Babi Rudjak is served with white rice and atjar tjampoer. Over the meat and sauce are fried onions sprinkled. An Indonesian dish prepared by the Happy Chief Cook.

A delicious Indonesian-Chinese dish of braised pork in a spicy coconut sauce.
The Babi Rudjak is served with white rice and atjar tjampoer.
Over the meat and the sauce are fried onions sprinkled.

Serves: 4.
Preparation time: 60 minutes.

Ingredients:

500 to 600 grams of lean pork,
salt,
4-season pepper,
2 large onions,
2 cloves garlic,
2 teaspoons sambal oelek trassie,
1 teaspoon galangal,
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar,
1 teaspoon lemon grass powder,
3 tablespoons peanut oil,
0.4 liters creamy coconut milk,
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice.

Optional:

1 to 2 tablespoons fried onions (bawang goreng).

Extra equipment needed:

food processor.

Directions:

Cut the meat into cubes of about 1,5 centimeters (0,5 inches) or in finger wide strips.
Sprinkle the meat with salt and 4-season pepper.

Peel the onions and chop them finely.

Cut the butt of the garlic cloves and give them a slap with the flat side of the knife, or press them flat, and remove the hard skin.

Add the onions and garlic cloves in a food processor and chop them very fine.

Then add the sambal oelek, galangal, lemongrass powder and soft brown sugar to the onions and garlic.

Turn the mixture into a smooth paste.

Heat the peanut oil in a wok.

Fry the paste in the peanut oil for 2 minutes.

Then add the pork and let everything cook gently for 2 minutes.

Pour the creamy coconut milk there in, and add lemon or lime juice.
Let the dish with the lid on the pan simmer for 35 to 40 minutes.

Add 5 minutes before the dish is ready, some extra water if the sauce is too thick.
If the sauce is too thin, remove the lid the last few minutes of the pan until the sauce is thick enough.

Serve the dish on a warmed plate.
Sprinkle some fried onions on top.

Enjoy!

Prepared by the Happy Chief Cook. Posted on June 12, 2011.