Madura Island Style Soup
(Soto Madura)

Madura Island Style Soup - Soto Madura

  • 4 kemiri nuts
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt, or to taste
  • tsp. white pepper
  • tsp. turmeric
  • a -inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 lb. boneless beef chuck
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass
  • lime slices
  • 2 Tbs. raw rice, soaked in cup water for 10 minutes
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • In a food processor, chop fine the nuts, then blend them with the shallots, garlic, salt, pepper, turmeric, and ginger to form a paste.
  • In a large pot, combine the paste with the water, beef, lemongrass, and 1 lemon slice and bring mixture to a boil over moderate heat.
  • In the food processor, blend rice mixture to coarse consistency and add this to the beef mixture. Cook the soup covered, over low heat for 1-2 hours, or until the beef is tender. Adjust the seasoning.
  • Serve the soup hot, garnished with egg and lemon slices

Makes 6-8 servings.

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