Gado Gado

Gado Gado

Gado Gado

For my next recipe I really wanted to try cooking an Indonesian dish from scratch. I was at a loss of where to begin but luckily after googling Indonesian recipes, I found a great website with a lot of photos and instructions, Indochine Kitchen, and after searching a while I settled on Gado Gado. I chose this recipe for a number of reasons – I love peanut sauces and dressings, kroepoek, and salads. Gado Gado is basically a boiled salad – the cabbage, the bean sprouts, and the eggs were all boiled and then mixed with cucumber and spring onions. After making the tofu veggie ramen bowl, Koen didn’t want anymore tofu, so I left it out of the recipe.

I am very proud of my peanut dressing! I fried the peanuts myself and then painstakingly crushed them with my pestle and mortar (Koen had to help when I got tired) along with the other ingredients. It was perfect on top of all of the vegetables and rice. We scattered fried onions on top – yum!

 

The fried peanuts, peppers, garlic, and gula melaka (palm sugar) and crushed together

The fried peanuts, peppers, garlic, and gula melaka (palm sugar) and crushed together

 

The peanut dressing - a combination of the crushed peanut mixture with water and fresh lime juice

The peanut dressing – a combination of the crushed peanut mixture with water and fresh lime juice

 

The salad before being topped with the peanut dressing and kroepoek (prawn crackers)

The salad before being topped with the peanut dressing and kroepoek (prawn crackers)

 

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