Gadon

Javanese Steamed Spiced Minced Beef

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This steamed minced beef wrapped in banana leaves is an easy-tomake and healthy recipe. Choose lean minced beef. You can also substitute a half portion of beef with minced tofu. If you cannot find Indonesian bay leaf, you can use regular bay leaf or laurel.

Ingredients

  • 250 gr minced beef
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 15 pcs egg
  • 3 gr salt (about ½ teaspoon)
  • 10 gr sugar (about teaspoons)
  • 1 tbs fresh tamarind water
  • 5 pcs bay leaf, cut in half
  • 5 stalks lemongrass, cut in half
  • 3 gr coriander
  • 1 pc white tofu
  • 40 gr shallot (about 8 cloves), thinly sliced
  • 30 gr garlic (about 6 cloves), thinly sliced
  • 3 pc green chilli, thinly sliced
  • 3 pc red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 10 sheets banana leaves

Method

Directions

  1. Make the filling: except lemongrass and bay leaves, mix all ingredients then stir well.
  2. Take a piece of banana leaf, and fill it with 30-35 grams of fillings. Fold the leaves and seal it with lidi or toothpick.
  3. Slip a piece of lemongrass stalk and bay leaves into each wrap. Steam for about 15 minutes.

Green Tomato Stuffed With Gadon

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Banana leaves are sometimes hard to find, especially for those who don’t live in tropical countries. You can replace banana leaves with small green tomatoes or paprika. It is well-presented and can be eaten whole.

For the previous recipe, use about 25 pieces small size green tomatoes, top-part removed and deseeded. Put the filling into the green tomatoes. Stick lemongrass and slip bay leaf in the meat. Set the steamer at 100°C, steam all the filled tomatoes for 15 minutes.

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