Kick-Ass Vegetarian: The Yummiest Sate Kere Ever! – I love Sate Kere, a cheap vegetarian sate made from grounded tempe, served in peanut sauce and pickles. And, it was so so SO DELICIOUS!

Ola, it for a special dinner with my extended ‘family’ in Surakarta and everyone loved it. My reasons – for my long term health, for environmental sustainability, and hopefully to look and feel better (skin, body, and energy). Ooh my. It’s so worth it!

The word ‘kere’ in the Javanese language means ‘poor’. It originally was meant to provide the poor people of Java with the taste of sate at an affordable price, since meat was considered a luxury in the past.

It’s also simple to make, and it only has a few ingredients.

1 pound tempe gembos, cut into 8 strips
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons bottled ground fresh ginger
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons natural-style, reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced

Prepare grill. To prepare sate, Gembus is grilled in fired wooden charcoal which is commonly called by Indonesians as arang. Just in several minutes, the dish is ready.

Then, sate kere is poured with sauce which has strong sweet taste from brown sugar. To make it more exotic in taste, you can to put slices of chillies and onions.



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