Padangnese 'Daging Balado' for Daring Foodie Who Likes It Hot

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 | 11:27 WIB
  • Learn to make spicy and crunchy Padangnese Balado Daging (spicy beef) at home with this step-by-step recipe!

    Balado Daging
    Balado Daging - Padang cuisine is a heaven for those who like their foods very hot. Famous for being rich and heavy due to coconut milk, spicy mixture named balado also common in many Padang foods. Balado resembles to common sambal. People sometimes are mistaken balado with sambal and vice versa.

    The substantial difference between them is how it served. Sambal is served separately as a condiment. While in nasi kapau set (Minang-style rice with various side dishes), balado treats as a seasoning, which makes it mixed together with the main ingredient. Thus, when you decide to eat anything “balado”, there’s no other way around but taste the hotness of it.

    Padang cuisine saw many variations of balado according to the main ingredients – egg balado, chicken balado, or even with vegetable. Today’s recipe combines jerky and balado in one dish. Balado Daging (spicy beef jerky) is a perfect lunch side dish for people who likes it really, really hot.

    Duration: 90 minutes

    Yields: 7 servings


    500 grams silverside, thinly sliced
    1 1/2 teaspoon tamarind, dissolved with 4tbsp water
    8 kaffir lime leaves
    1 teaspoon salt
    600 ml vegetable oil

    For sambal:
    12 shallots
    15 cayenne peppers
    7 bird eye’s chilies

    Cooking Steps

    1. Place all sambal ingredients on pestle and grind using mortar. Make sure to grind them until half-soft.

    2. Place silverside in bowl and pour tamarind water to it. Squeeze beef to let the tamarind water absorb.

    3. Apply margarine to bake sheet. Bake silverside over 140 Celsius degrees flame for 90 minutes. Remove when dried and crispy. Let them chill in room temperature.

    4. Heat 500 ml of oil over medium-flame wok. When the oil simmers, fry silverside until brown. Set aside.

    5. Pour unused vegetable oil to the pan and heat over medium flame. When simmers, add sambal and kaffir lime leaves, stir until fragrant. Add sugar, salt, and excess of tamarind water (if any). Stir constantly until combined.

    6. Add fried silverside. Stir constantly for 5 minutes, or until combined well.

    7. Serve balado daging (spicy beef) alongside steamed rice.

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