Indonesian Ketchup / Ketjap Manis

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 458


2 cups soy sauce
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed, or more to taste
3/4 cup molasses, or more to taste
2 cloves garlic, flattened with the side of a cleaver and peeled
2 slices ginger (each 1/4 inch thick), flattened with the side of a cleaver
2 whole star anise or 1 teaspoon anisette liqueur plus 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon coriander seeds


1. Combine the soy sauce, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup molasses, the garlic, ginger, star anise, bay leaf, and coriander seeds in a medium-size, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the mixture is richly flavored and slightly syrupy, about 8 minutes. Stir the mixture as it cooks. Taste for seasoning, adding sugar or molasses as necessary the sauce should be quite sweet.

2. Strain the ketjap into a clean jar and let cool it will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator, for several months.

Makes about 3 cups

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 458
Calories from Fat: 0

This Indonesian Ketchup / Ketjap Manis recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

More Recipes from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook:
A Simple Harissa
A Simple Javanese Dipping Sauce
A Simple Tamarind Barbecue Sauce
Asian Pear Dipping Sauce
Basic Barbecue Sauce
Basic Chimichurri
Basic Vietnamese Dipping Sauce / Nuoc Cham
Bengali Mango-Tamarind Barbecue Sauce
Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce
Catalan Vinaigrette
Charred Tomato Sauce With Pomegrante Molasses / Khashkesh
Classic Teriyaki Sauce
Coriander Sauce
County Hot Sauce / Molho da Companha
Dry Chimichurri
Dutch West Indian Peanut Sauce
Elida's Honey-Guava Barbecue Sauce
French West Indian "Dog" Sauce / Sauce Chien
Garlic Sauce
Georgian Pickled Plum Sauce / Tkemali
Ginger-Plum Barbecue Sauce
Hoisin-Chile Sauce
Hot And Sweet Mint Sauce
Indonesian Ketchup / Ketjap Manis
Jake's Turkish Coffee Barbecue Sauce
Lemon-Honey Sauce With Garlic
Nicaraguan Tomato Sauce / Salsa Marinara
North Carolina Vinegar Sauce
Peanut Chile Dipping Sauce
Portuguese Hot Sauce / Piri-Piri
Preserved Lemon Harissa
Red Chimichurri
Red Mis Barbecue Sauce
Romesco Sauce
Tamarind Dipping Sauce
Thai Peanut Sauce
Vietnamese Apple And Shrimp Sauce / Mam Nem
White Miso Barbecue Sauce

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.