Have you ever eaten Indonesian food? It is truly one of the most flavour cuisines on Earth. I’ve eaten at a couple of Indonesian restaurants and have been gifted several cookbooks by a close friend, and I have to say that everything I’ve tasted I’ve loved. If you too enjoy complex, exotic tastes that are packed full of fresh and zesty ingredients then you’re going to love Indonesian food.
Today I want to share a couple of my go-to, tried and tested Indonesia favourites. They are nasi goreng, which is a type of Indonesia fried rice, as well as a simple green bean stir fried dish that is quite fiery. Additionally you’ll find the recipe to the curried chicken that my hubby requested. He found the recipe whilst flipping through one of my cookbooks and asked me to make it for him.
Enjoy the recipes and have a beautiful yum-filled food day!
- 500 gas or 1 lb. of skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
- 20 unsalted and peeled almonds
- 2-3 green chiles
- 1 small onion
- 5 cm or 2 inc piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- salt to taste
- 1.5 to 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 stalk of lemongrass, bruised
- 250 ml or 1 cup of coconut milk
- 2 stalks of basil, finely chopped
- Combine all ingredients and allow to marinade in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
- !Spice Mixture Instructions:
- Grind the spices into a thick paste. If need be add water to help grinding.
- Heat the oil, once warm add the marinaded chicken and cook all the way through. Next stir in the spice mixture and cook until fragrant or about 4 minutes. Add the lemongrass and pour in the coconut milk. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until ready to serve. Right before serving stir in 2 stalks of finely chopped basil leaves. Serve with rice and enjoy!
- 1 bag of frozen green beans (you can use fresh when in season)
- 1 to 2 Tbsp of sambal oelek (Indonesian chili sauce), adjust to taste
- soy sauce to taste
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium onion, evenly chopped
- 1.5 to 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (I used olive)
- To quickly defrost the green beans place in a bowl with warm water, allow to sit until defrosted or about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. While the green beans are defrosting we'll prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Heat the oil and once warm saute the onion until soft and translucent, then add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Next add the sambal oelek sauce and soy sauce stir until well combined. Add the defrosted and drained green beans to the pan. Cook until beans are to your desired tenderness.
For the nasi goreng recipe please visit this archives page. Thanks!! Nasi Goreng, Indonesian Fried Rice