Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gado-gado/vegetable salad with peanut sauce

Many stores now offer Gado-Gado dressing in dried blocks to which you simply add hot water, making it easier and cheaper to cook at home.
peanut sauce/instant salad dressing

gado-gado can be made with any vegetable you like,such a cabbage,green bean,beansprout,cucumber
lettuce,etc and topping with fried tempeh or tofu and crackers,such a shrimp cracker or tapioca crackers if you like.
Gado-gado/vegetable salad in peanut sauce
Ingredients :
cabbage from a half of cabbage
1 cup cut green bean
1 carrot
2 cup beansprout
1 cup cut cucumber
1 block of organic tempeh
1/4 cup  vegetable oil
4 hard boiled egg
fried shallot for topping/optional

for peanut sauce :
1 clove garlic
1-2 red Thai chili
juice from a lime or 2 tbsp tamarind juice
1 cup unsalted peanut
1 tsp salt
an half inch  fresh greater galangal /1/2 tsp powder greater galangal ( optional)
1 tbsp cane sugar/brown sugar
1/4 cup hot water
( on the food processor or blender until all the sauce ingredient are combine add  hot water as you need for lightnes of the sauce   )
if use instant  peanut sauce mix with hot water / follow direction


Preparation :
heat skillet with  vegetable oil
cut tempeh ( cube ) and fry about two minutes each side or until golden brown ( set aside )
cut cucumber set aside
chopp cubbage ( big size ),cut green bean and carrot
on the big pan boil water until boiling
drop cabbage,carrot and grean bean to the boiling water,and cook for about few minutes or until soft not too cook
drain and toss together with cucumber and beansprout
and arrange on large platter
arrange with sliced hard boiled egg and fried tempeh
pour peanut sauce on top and sprinkles with fried shallot
and serve immediately







5 comments:

Nava Krishnan said...

thank you for reminding me of this another fav in Malaysia.

This is going to be my meal tomorrow and nothing like the home made peanut sauce with the chilly power inside.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

This looks so tasty! Especially with that peanut sauce! Btw, not sure if you saw, but I gave you an award on my blog! you can read about it here: http://eat-drink-love.com/2011/09/10/7-facts-and-an-award/

Peggy said...

Lovely presentation for the salad - and I just think that peanut sauce goes quite well!

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

I just love anything in peanut sauce. And these veggies look so tasty! I am curious...have you ever used the block form of gado gado and if so...do you recommend it?

Asian-spice mix said...

@Anne@frommysweetheart
anne : yes i've been use it , and i recomemend it,it
is not too spicy,and is easy to prepare :) taste good too i always have in my pantry :)