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Gado Gado Salad Recipe

Gado Gado Salad Recipe,  This salad is a traditional Indonesian salad around which friends and family gather to eat.   Fillings are chosen and wrapped in a lettuce leaf and they dipped the parcel in a spicy peanut sauce and eaten.  Red chillies are considered to be sweeter than green ones.  You can lessen the heat by splitting and removing the seeds.


Gado Gado Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled
  • salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 6oz. green beans, trimmed and stringed
  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • 4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • ¼ lb. bean sprout
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and cut into fingers
  • ½ cup giant white radish, peeled and grated
  • ½ cup tofu, cut into large dice
  • 12oz. large cooked peeled shrimp
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 small red chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce (optional)
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk, canned or fresh
  • 1 tbsp. superfine sugar

Cooking Instructions:

  • To make the spicy peanut sauce, combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • Bring the potatoes to a boil in salted water and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • To save using too many pans, cook the wash eggs and beans together.
  • Boil the egg first for about 6 minutes then add the beans and cook for another 6 minutes.
  • Cool the potatoes, eggs and beans under a running water.
  • Line a large platter with the outer leaves of lettuce.  Pile the remainder to one side of the platter.
  • Slice the potatoes.  Shell and quarter the eggs.  Arrange the potatoes, eggs beans and tomatoes in separate piles.
  • Arrange other salad ingredients in a similar way to cover the platter.
  • Transfer the spicy peanut sauce into a small bowl and put into the platter.  And ready to serve.

About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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