Apr 22, 2005

Java Jive!

Indonesian flavours are all about tongue curling spices and rich coconut milk.

Sambal Tahu

½ cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
11/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp grated lemon rind
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp powdered ginger
3 tbsp oil
1 pound tofu, cut in cubes
1 ½ cups coconut milk

Pound or chop to a paste the onions, garlic, salt, lemon juice, rind, brown sugar and ginger. Heat the oil in a skillet. Saute the mixture 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the tofu, cook over low heat, stirring steadily for 3 minutes. Blend in the coconut milk. Cook over low heat 10 minutes.

Jakarta Delight

6 bananas
1 cup orange juice
½ cup grated coconut
½ cup dry bread (or cake crumbs)
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cinnamon

Place split bananas in buttered baking dish. Mix orange juice and sugar and pour over the bananas. Mix together crumbs, coconut and spices. Sprinkle over top. Bake for 20 minutes. Serves 6.


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