Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Cheesy Belado Canape'

This is a simple starter I make using the famous Indonesian "Belado paste". I have made this paste at home, but you could buy this paste in any super market too.
Easy to make and yummy... Try making it...Am sure you will love it...

Serves 3
Salted biscuits - 1 pack

Cheese slices cut into 4 pieces each - 6
For paste:
Onions - 3 - chopped
Tomato - 1 - chopped
Red chillies - 10 to 15- long or small chillies 

Juice of 1 lime
Salt - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
Petai or ‘smelly beans’ - 1 handful - optional


In a blender or mixer, blend the tomato and the onions along with the red chilies to a coarse paste.
Heat a wok/heavy bottomed pan over medium heat, add vegetable oil, and stir-fry the paste, add sugar and salt.
Now turn the heat to low and fry for 10-15 minutes, until the chilli becomes fragrant, mixture thickens a little and the colour has changed to deep red.
Add lime juice to taste.
Petai can be added at this stage if desired.
Allow to cool.

Now arrange the salt biscuits on a serving tray.
Top each biscuit with the belado paste and the cheese slice pieces.
Serve immediately.

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