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Indonesian Ketjap Manis Sauce For Chicken

Cuisine: Indonesian
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Garlic cloves - minced
1/4 cup 59mlKetjap manis - store bought
  Homemade - (below)
1/4 cup 59mlFresh lime juice
2 tablespoons 30mlSafflower oil
  Ketjap Manis
3/4 cup 148g / 5.2ozSugar
1 cup 237mlSoy sauce
2 tablespoons 30mlWater
1 tablespoon 15mlSliced lemon grass
1   Garlic - minced
1   Star anise

Recipe Instructions

Combine all ingredients. Mix well, Makes enough for 1 pound of chicken or fish.

To use: Cut chicken or fish into cubes. Place in a glass bowl, pour in sauce and toss to coat. Let marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour before grilling.

Ketjap manis: Caramelize 3/4 cup sugar in a heavy pot. Gradually stir in 1 cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon sliced lemon grass, 1 minced garlic clove and 1 star anise. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool and strain through cheesecloth. Makes about 1 1/4 cups. Store in the refrigerator.

From an article by Heidi Haughy Cusik, The San Francisco Chronicle, 7/1/92.

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