Food Idea for Entertaining 8 to 10 People – Part 1.
I have to admit that I love entertaining especially when cooking involve. Also it is such a joy to be able to introduce Indonesian cuisine to other people from different country. Where I grew up, in a little town in Indonesia, many things can be a party, 7th month pregnancy, birth, 7 days old baby, wedding, 7 months old baby, and lots of other things. How it work is that neighbours around will help out whoever having a party day and night thats no doubt. Mind you that majority people in my hometown are farmers and local business owner (dairy farm, chicken farm, own a shop attached to their house), and probably about 20% are working for government body and other offices. So most of people got flexible time. Remember when I was little I always got excited every time mum’s helping out neighbours at their party. Food just everywhere. I think thats why I love entertaining so much especially when food and cooking involve, it’s a great way to socialise.
In this edition I made Indonesian dishes on the menu:
1. Indonesian Prawn Curry
2. Mie Goreng / Fried Noddles
3. Chicken, Sweet Basil & Cashew Nut
4. Indonesian Beef Rendang
5. Steam Rice & Steam Veggies to serve
Indonesian Prawn Curry. For recipe simply click here.
Mie Goreng/Fried Noodles. For recipe simply click here.
Chicken, Sweet Basil and Cashew Nut. For recipe simply click here.
Indonesian Beef Rendang. For recipe simply click here.
To make the menu above, here’s the shopping list,
(please note that the shopping list below does not including the entrée and desert):
1 kg uncooked prawn, skin off
1,5 kg chicken thigh fillet, skin off
1,5 kg lean beef
2x 450 fresh hokkien thin noodle
600ml coconut milk
16 garlic clove, minced
7 big french onion/ 25 shallot
13 big red chilli, slice thinly
6 chilli padi, slice thinly
1 big tomato
5 cm galangal
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 big kafir lime leaf
a bunch of spring onion
3 stalk of celery
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 cup sweet soy sauce
Cooking oil/olive oil
2 tsp brown sugar
2x bunch of sweet basil
2 cups of unsalted cashew nut
50 ml light soy sauce
1,5 tbs coriander powder
1 flat tsp turmeric powder
2 stalk lemon grass
3 bay leaf
2 turmeric leafs (optional)
1 tsp sugar
Bok Choy, broccoli and cauliflower for steam vegies
Rice enough for 10 people (better to use rice cooker)
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