Chef Joey's Ketjap Manis

"If you enjoy Asian food then Ketjap Manis is a great sauce to have in your fridge. It's dark and sweet and really adds to Satay or Sunflower Butter Sauces. I don't like using sugar so I came up with this sauce using Agave Syrup in its place. I have tried the commercial Ketjap and it's thicker then mine."
photo by Chef Joey Z. photo by Chef Joey Z.
photo by Chef Joey Z.
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  • Combine the agave and water in a small sauce pan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Using a candy thermometer bring the mixture up to 200'F.
  • Once it reaches that temperature reduce the heat to low.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Store in the fridge for 2-3 months in a jar with a lid.
  • Bon Appetit!

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