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Indonesian Sweet and Sour Marinade

In the Malay language, Sweet and Sour Pork is named "Babi Pangang" or "Babi Panggang", and Sweet and Sour Chicken is named "Ajam Pangang" or "Ayam Panggang".

There must be hundreds of variations to the basic recipe for Indonesian Sweet and Sour. I got this particular Babi Pangang marinade recipe from the Indonesian mother-in-law of a friend of ours.

Although we have not yet tried, I'm sure this same Sweet and Sour Marinade can also be used successfully as a marinade for Ajam Pangang.

Marinade for Indonesian Sweet and Sour Pork or Chicken

For this Indonesian Babi Panggang marinade we will first fry the Onions, Garlic and Ginger until golden brown and fragrant.

We will then add the other ingredients, and let the whole thing cool down before we add the meat.

This is a nice job for the night before...



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Ingredients for Marinade


The following quantities should yield roughly 1 cup of Indonesian marinade, which should be sufficient to cover 1 to 1½ pounds of meat on all sides. Even more if you use a Zip-Lok bag to marinate your meat in.


2 tablespoons
2
6 cloves
1/2 ounce
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
 
0.5 teaspoon
 
2 pinches
Cooking Oil
Onions, chopped
Garlic, chopped coarsely
fresh Ginger, peeled, in 1/16" slices
Tomato Ketchup
Brown Sugar, firmly packed
(or whatever kind of sugar you've got)
Sambal Oelek (Indonesian Chile Paste), or Chile Sauce
Sea Salt (no iodine)


Preparation of Marinade


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Fry Onions, Garlic and Ginger slices until golden brown and fragrant;

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Add ketchup, sugar, chili paste and salt, and let simmer for ten to fifteen minutes;

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Allow marinade to cool down completely;

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Roll the meat into the marinade and cover thoroughly on all sides. This marinade is a bit sticky, make sure you push it into all crevices of the meat (don't hesitate to use your hands!);

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Allow the marinade to work itself into the meat for at least two hours, but preferably overnight or even longer.



Photo of Pork Ribs and Piece of Pork Belly in Babi Panggang Marinade Pork Ribs and Piece of Pork Belly in Babi Panggang Marinade



The Pit Boss Suggests:

This delicious Indonesian Sweet and Sour Mix is an excellent marinade to use for:


Indonesian Sweet and Sour Pork

Photo of Babi Panggang - Indonesian Sweet and Sour Pork by Blue Smoke BBQ. We got this Indonesian Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe from the Indonesian mother-in-law of a friend, who always makes it in a saucepan, more like a stew. We adapted the recipe and changed it to Barbecue Babi Pangang.

Babi Panggang Spare Ribs

Photo of Babi Panggang - Indonesian Sweet and Sour Pork Spare Ribs by Blue Smoke BBQ. I love Babi Panggang and I love pork spare ribs, and that's how this recipe came into being. Babi Panggang is quite easy to make on the barbecue and is absolutely delicious.


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