Soto Daging - Indonesian Beef Soup

5.0 from 2 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours 30 mins

Total Time: 2 hours 45 mins

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram beef stew cuts
  • 8 cups (2 liter) water
  • 3 lemongrass, greener top part (reserve 3" bottom whiter part for spice paste)
  • 10 kaffir lime leaves (Indonesian: daun jeruk)
  • 4 Indonesian bay leaves (Indonesian: daun salam)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • Spice paste (grind the following together)
  • 80 gram shallot
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 lemongrass, bottom 3" whiter part
  • 1 inch galangal
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds/powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds/powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Garnish
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 stalks cilantro, thinly sliced
  • sambal oelek
  • deep fried shallot flakes (Indonesian: bawang merah goreng)
  • lime wedges
  • sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot, boil together beef, water, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, Indonesian bay leaves, cinnamon stick, star anise, and nutmeg. Reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender. About 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Heat 4 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Sauté spice paste until cooked and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. Once the meat is tender, return the soup to a boil. Add the fried spice paste and seasoned the soup with salt. Adjust the amount of salt as needed.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat. Serve the soup hot with garnishes and steamed white rice.

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