Trying new condiment to cook your beef? Try this Indonesia paste. It spicy, so you will feel exotic taste of your beef menus.
10 shallots, peeled and chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
4 inch laos, peeled and chopped
2 inches ginger root, peeled and chopped
4 Tbs. chopped palm sugar
4 Tbs. vegetable oil
10 small red hot chilies, finely sliced
6 large red chilies, seeded and chopped
1 tsp. coriander seeds
1 Tbs. black peppercorns
2 salam leaves
Combine all ingredients, except oil and salam leaves, place in a food processor and grind coarsely. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy saucepan or wok until very hot. Add ground ingredients together with salam leaves and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until marinade changes to a golden color. Set aside and cool before using. Keep refrigerated for 24 hours before using to maximize the flavor.
Makes 1 cup.