Indonesian Pork-Babi Pangang

"This Indonesian pork dish has as many variations in the Netherlands as hamburgers and pizza's do in America. This is my own variation, with the biggest difference that I add chili oil or paste to it. Babi Pangang is supposed to be a sweet spiced dish, not hot. The ginger, garlic and lemon juice are also often left out. Serve with rice and an Indonesian vegetable dish or as part of a Rijsttafel. Do use shoulder chops, you will need that bit of fat which they have. I do realise this sounds strange, but I also like this finely chopped in a salad stuffed pita with tzatziki. Prep time does not include marinating time."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Mix all the ingredients, except the meat, together.
  • Cover the meat with this.
  • Put in a plastic bag, close tightly and put in the fridge.
  • Marinate for a minimum of 4 hours or, (preferred) leave overnight.
  • Remove from the fridge half an hour before cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Put the chops on a rack, there will be marinade in the bag, if you want you can use that for basting, put that over a baking tray which has some water in it or is lined with foil.
  • Depending on the thickness of the chops roast them 25/30 on each side turning them over once.
  • When they get too dark cover with aluminium foil.
  • Serve the chops cut up in large pieces.

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  1. really good. did not make into sandwich but might next time. i did marinate overnight and then grill on the grill. also increased the amount of garlic and ginger. definately a keeper!


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