Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lettuce bowl salad with peanut dressing

This is one of the menu from our dinner with friends this weekend,is very simple salad with peanut dressing/ Indonesian gado-gado salad dressing.
I use butter head lettuce for a bowl of salad,just plate them together with main course meal.




You will need :
- butter head lettuce
- English cucumber/thinly slice
- carrot/ shredded
- red onion/thinly slice
- wonton chips for topping if you like/optional

 peanut sauce Ingredients :
- 1 1/2 cup roasted peanut
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 4 garlic
- 2 Thai chili
- 3 kafir lime leaves
- 1/2 cup grated palm sugar
- 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
-  salt to taste
-  1/4 cup water

Preparation :
grind garlic and chili,fry with 1 tbs vegetable oil until fragrant,set aside
grind  roasted crushed peanut, and combine with coconut milk,whisk them well
transfer to a blender and process to a smooth sauce
Pour into sauce pan,add very thinly sliced kafir lime leaves,fry garlic and chili,grated palm sugar,salt and water,
bring to simmer in low heat,stir until all ingredient mixed  and palm sugar dissolved
and cool for awhile and ready to serve,pour in to lettuce bowl salad mix


12 comments:

Suzi said...

Very nice salad and I love peanut sauce, looks delicious.

Curry and Comfort said...

LOVE THIS!! I really enjoy a good peanut dressing and you have some awesome flavors in this one. Well done. :)

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

Oh yum, I love peanut dressing!

Nava.K said...

Oh Yes,simple and nice peanut dressing. One try for me esp when time is an issues and need to prepare something easy.

Baker Street said...

love this peanut sauce..

Helene Dsouza said...

Great! I was looking for a new salad dressing, your peanut dressing sounds awesome! =)

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Beautiful presentation, Ridwan! The peanut dressing sounds awesome!

Peggy said...

This looks like a great salad Ridwan! Beautifully presented, as well =)

Lilly said...

I like the way you present your salad. It looks very good!

Zoe said...

Love this very Asian-way of eating salad. The peanut dressing is beautiful!

Asian-spice mix said...

Thanks everyone for comment,I appreciated :)
Ridwan

Maureen said...

This looks so good I can't wait to make it myself. So fresh and I can't resist peanut sauce on anything.