Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecap Manis)

Recipe by kitty.rock
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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 1 1/3 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Half-fill a large bowl with water and ice cubes and set it beside the stove.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
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