Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gado Gado 3/30

This week's gathering menu is Gado Gado - an Indonesian style salad with peanut sauce dressing. My faithful guest, J and S, gave a positive feedback. It's pretty simple, and especially good if you try to clean out your pantry. Any leftover vegetable will do just fine. This time, i used an instant package to make the peanut sauce, but i'll post it how to make it your own.

- vegetables (anything from lettuce, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, bean sprout)
- potatoes
- eggs

Peanut sauce:
- 1/2 cup JIF chunky peanut butter (any brand will do fine, you could also use smooth peanut butter)
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice (optional)

Boil the vegetable (cabbage, carrots, etc) and blanch (put into ice water) afterward to stop the cooking and maintain the bright color. Boil the potatoes and eggs too.
For peanut sauce, slowly adding the hot water and stir until it smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more amount water/peanut sauce. Add 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce and lime juice and stir well.

Arrange vegetables and other ingredients. Pour the peanut sauce on top of it, and Viola...your gado gado is ready. that's easy, isn't it? and you would not feel guilty eating this pretty healthy food.

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