Friday, June 20, 2008
We got the first order!! Yup, I am intending to start a home based-cathering business, not a big one though...in my thought it will be words of mouth only...if someone likes my cooking, he/she will tell his/her friends, and that's the way my business would go on.
I saw the possibility when first arrived in this town, not many Indonesian ladies here like to spend their times cooking in the kitchen...and they are missing Indonesian food a lot..so why not providing them with what they prefer?
Our first order was spicy satay and sweet satay. My husband made the spicy ones and you may find the recipe here. And I prepared the sweet ones.
- 1kg pork meat, cut into small cubes, you may replace it with any kind of meat
- 10 cloves of garlic
- 6 cloves of small red onion
- 6 candle nuts
- 4cm of galangal
- 1 block of palm sugar, grate it
- 1 lime, use the juice only
- 2Tbsp of ground coriander
- 1tsp of ground cumin
- 1Tbsp of ground black pepper
- 6Tbsp of fine-granulated brown sugar
- 100ml sweet soy sauce
- 2Tbsp of soy sauce
- 6Tbsp of fish sauce
In a blender, blend garlic, onion, candle nuts, galangal and palm sugar until smooth. Place it in a big container and add the rest of the seasoning. Mix it well. Marinate the meat cubes for at least 1 hour, the longer it takes the better, in a fridge. I normally marinate it overnightly. Take it out of the fridge and then arrange the cubes on a skewer, 4-5 pieces each. Grill it until cooked. Flip it over as needed. Serve it with spicy soy sauce (Indonesian-sambal kecap) at the side. To make the spicy soy sauce, see the recipe here.