What’s For Dinner?
Babi Ketjap (Pork Tenderloin in Sweet Soy Sauce)
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
In the Kitchen With . . . Marco Boot, Atlanta
Nominated by friend Mark McQueen:
"Marco is originally from Holland, where Indonesian food is hugely popular. Marco takes his appreciation of Indonesian cooking very seriously and often spends days locating ingredients and preparing dishes, and then invites friends over for a dinner party celebrating Indonesian cooking. He instructs them on the right way to enjoy the various dishes. It seems there's as much ceremony in the eating and enjoying of Indonesian food as there is in the labor of love to cook the dishes. In this day of quick and easy cooking with three ingredients or less, it's really exciting to be invited to dinner by someone who actually prefers to prepare complicated, multi-step recipes."
Hands on time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour Serves: 4
1 pound pork tenderloin
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 onions, diced
1 teaspoon djahe (ginger powder)
1/2 teaspoon sambal oelek (spicy Indonesian chili sauce)
5 tablespoons ketjap manis (sweet soy sauce)
1 cup water