Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Call me a devoted wife...yes...as much as I hate the smell, the taste and the after eating smell, my husband loves it..I was still willing to cook it for him. Almost 3 week ago I cooked this dish for him and the smell stayed in our house for about 2days...(hated it!). For you who does not know how bad the smell of sator is, let me explain it...when you consume this sator-also known as stink bean, you will smell something funny when you urinating. These edible beans produce peculiar smell similar to methane gas.
Okay, enough about the hatred part, let's talk about the love part...Many Indonesian loves to have sator in certain dishes. According to wikipedia, they are best when combined with other strong flavoured foods such as garlic, chile peppers, and dried shrimp, as in "sambal petai" or added to a Thai curry such as Thai Green Curry of Duck. Spicy anchovy with sator is one of perfect matches.
- 400g of dried anchovy, deep fry it until brown and crispy
- 150g of sator
- 8cloves of garlic, chop thinly
- 4cloves of shallot, chop thinly
- 100ml of Sambal Oelek
- 4Tbsp of brown sugar
- 4 lime leaves
- oil for sauteeing
In a wok, saute chopped shallot and garlic with a little bit of oil until fragrant and crispy. Add sator and continue to saute for another 2minutes. Add Sambal Oelek and stir while cooking until boiling. Add brown sugar and stir and cook until changed color to brownish. Add lime leaves and then add fried anchovy and stir it well. Serve it with steamed rice and veggie dish.