Beef Rendang Sous-Vide

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Beef rendang is the national dish of Indonesia. I’ve already blogged my recipe for Rendang many years ago. Back then, I didn’t think it made sense to prepare it sous-vide, as an important part of making Rendang is reducing and browning, which does not happen in sous-vide cooking. However, since then I have learned a lot about hybrid approaches, where the sauce is reduced and separately from the meat, which is browned briefly and then cooked sous-vide with the sauce that has already been reduced, such as in my sous-vide version of Ragù alla Bolognese. And so it was time to try and make beef rendang sous-vide using a similar technique.

And guess what? It turned out great! And it takes less tending than regular Rendang, which requires quite a bit of stirring, especially towards the end. I’d have to do a side-by-side comparison to confirm, but the tenderness…

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Spicy beef & vegetable stir fry

Recipes by chefkreso

First time I made stir fry I didn’t even have a wok to cook it in. I searched for a recipe, since a friend of mine told me I had to try it out, you have to understand it was years ago when such dishes weren’t even on the menus of restaurants in Zagreb. After finding the recipe, the only thing left was to actually find a store selling all of the ingredients needed, even felt like I was on a treasure hunt. Nevertheless I found all the ingredients and used the largest pan I had to prepare it in.

It was so simple to make and all of those flavours got me to fall in love with this way of preparing vegetables and meat. After that, I got a wok for my birthday and until today I’ve cooked in it so much that I’ve replaced it a couple of…

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Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy – Instant Pot

Frugal Hausfrau

So it all started when I asked the folks what they wanted for dinner. That’s like usually like pulling teeth, but there we were in August: temperature 96 degrees. My Da immediately said “Swiss Steak.”

Swiss Steak Mushroom Gravy Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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What Is In Season In August

August means summer and it is a good time to take advantage of all the great produce at the market. Tomatoes are tasting good now, lots of corn around, as well as eggplant, peaches and blueberries.…

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Beef sauce & rice

Recipes by chefkreso

It’s been about a week now since I started my new Facebook page Recipes by chefkreso. It’s a place where I share all of my new recipes the second I post them here, and where my Instagram posts are also being redirected. I would love it if you’d grab a second and check it out!

Getting back to my new recipe – Beef sauce & rice. Beef sauce is first in the name on purpose, since it’s the focus of this recipe, everything about it makes it the perfect lunch idea you can combine with rice or pasta depending on which you like more. In this case rice works better for me, because it pairs with the flavour of red wine reduction in the sauce and the seasoning so well.

This is not my first beef recipe. On my blog among other recipes you can find a few recipes…

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