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Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecap Manis)

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From EatingWell:  July/August 1997

This Indonesian version of soy sauce is thicker, sweeter and more complex than what you're used to. Try sautéeing green beans with ginger and a dash of kecap manis.

About 1 1/3 cups | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 8 hours (includes chilling time )

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Half-fill a large bowl with water and ice cubes and set it beside the stove.
  2. Combine sugar and water in a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Once it starts boiling, cook without stirring until syrup turns amber, 5 to 10 minutes. Immediately set saucepan in ice water for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add soy sauce, star anise and garlic to cooled caramel. Return pan to medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Discard garlic. Transfer to a jar (sterilized if keeping longer than 1 week) and let mellow overnight in the refrigerator before using.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon : 54 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 13 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 534 mg Sodium; 29 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate

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