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Beef Rendang – Dad’s Dish of the Week… Tyler Kirby!

My name is Tyler Kirby, I am 29 years old and I live in Indianapolis. I have been a Certified Pharmacy Technician for almost 10 years and I am a father of two boys: Bren (4) and Graeme (18 months) they’re my little monsters! My wife and I have been married for five years and both consider ourselves major foodies. I was raised by a single father and to help him around the house, cooking was one of my many duties. As far as our house goes, I do the majority of the cooking, but Kari does throw in some great dishes of her own. As far as following a recipe or making it up, I would say I do a little of both. I like to get a basic idea of a dish and then put my own spin on it.

Tonight I made Beef Rendang this Maylasian/Indonesian dish is similar to our beef stew here in the US, except it packs a LOT more flavor from coconut to chili’s… it’s a delicious way to change it up at home!

This dish was just kind of created on a whim. I wanted to do something a little different and we tend to eat a lot of rice dishes throughout the week anyway, so I thought, let’s do something new.

Recipe consist of: red chili peppers, coconut milk, cane sugar, roasted peanuts, onion, garlic, lemongrass, ginger, lime juice and garam masala. First you process the ingredients in a blender and you will get a curry that has a tempura batter like consistency. Next you want to get a good sear on your stew meat (beef) but do not cook them all the way through. Once you’ve got a good sear slowly add the curry and once it starts to boil turn to low heat for about an hour.

After that, you’ll need your rice, I used a microwavable jasmine rice, it’s quick and easy, especially after making the curry. Garnish with red chili flake and toasted sesame seed and dinner is served! I will also add that I put in broccoli as well to add some more veggies to the dish, but it wouldn’t be necessary. As far as a drink goes, we did not have one this evening, but I believe a mint mojito would pair very well with this! 

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