Friday, May 27, 2011

Beef Rendang Pot Pie 印尼牛展餡餅

Rendang Roti Pratha Pot Pie
I wanted a pot pie with an Asian filling.
Something hot, spicy and hearty for the wet, sticky, rainy days.
Beef rendang came into mind.
If there's an Oscar for best Asian pot pie filling role, it would've gone to beef rendang.
Plus, I had a couple of rendang instant spice pack.
成日都想整D有亞洲風味既餡餅, 要又辣, 又香, 又有口感既
突然就比我諗到用牛展啦, 整印尼牛肉又唔想大費周章, 用現作一包一包既調味包就完美啦!

Look at the pot pies bubbling away in the oven...
Rendang Roti Pratha Pot Pie
How cute!

Did I make my own puff pastry?
Rendang Roti Pratha Pot Pie
Pffft. You bet your ass I didn't!
I am just too lazy!
And I was too lazy to roll store-bought puff pastry.
What did I use?
My best friend, frozen roti prata ^_^

其實都係買現成既..有辦法啦, 懶...
係超市買左盒急凍roti prata

Rendang Roti Pratha Pot Pie
Pie filling
- 1 lb beef (I used beef shin cut into chunks, you can use other cuts of beef)
- 2 rendang spice packs
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 2 cloves shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 lemongrass, crushed
- 4 kaffir lime leaves
- 1/2 cup of coconut cream
(All these fresh ingredients are optional, you can really do this with just the rendang spice pack. But if you chose to use these fresh ingredients, they do make a difference. It cranked the flavors up a new notches)
- 1 or 2 tsp corn starch diluted in a bit of water

Saute fresh ingredients in a bit of oil, add beef chunks, add rendang seasoning, cook until the beef chunks are tender (it may take a couple of hours), add coconut cream, thicken with a bit of corn starch. We don't want the pie filling to be too runny.
炒起D配料, 落牛展, 落調味包, 再加生粉水整傑佢

Pot pie top
- 4 frozen roti prata
- 1 beaten egg

Preheat oven to 200C. Pour rendang pie filling into small bowls, brush the edges of the bowl with beaten egg. Place frozen roti prata on top, don't worry about the excess edges. Brush the top of roti prata with beaten egg. Bake until golden brown and puffy.
預熱個焗爐去200C, 將整好左既牛展放入焗碗, 用蛋醬揸吓個碗邊, 放個酥皮上去, 上面揸蛋醬, 唔使理個酥皮, 佢自己焗個時會返落去, 焗到金黃色就攪掂

Looks and tastes amazing, very easy to make.
完部都係買現作, 應該都OK易整的 :)


shellie said...

I think I am going to have to order the spices and make looks so good.I just ate dinner and you made me hungry!

Joanne said...

Best pot pie filling ever! I'd rather have this than traditional filling.

Von said...

This looks so good!! I love the idea of pie with an asian filling! I haven't had beef rendang for too long...I must make some soon! maybe I'll make it into a pie too ;)

daphne said...

hehe, i will prob do the same using store bought.. hey! just as good!

Alice said...

i waaaaaaaantttt!!! :P

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy, my kind of food. Frozen roti prata is a great substitute for puff pastry.

Paz said...

OMG!!! that looks soooooo good! I'm so hungry right now!

babe_kl said...

you're such a genius!

Chris said...

What a great idea!! I have used the frozen roti pratha to cheat on making curry puffs or murtabak(an Indian-Malaysian beef pancake).

Jackie said...

DELISH. I love it Rita :D And those rotis are the perfect topping for a pie!

Jax x

Anonymous said...

smart idea...kapan2 gw contek yach!

mochaccinoland said...

Whooot! These look soooooo GOOD! Ingenious idea!