This is traditional Indonesian street food and normally consists of a vegetable salad with a peanut dressing — which is poured over the salad just before serving. The name literally means’mix-mix’ in Indonesian and the recipe differs from region to region. This is the Anna Jones version, based on her travels and tribulations in South East Asia.
For the garnish, lightly fry the 4 shallots in the vegetable oil until brown and crisp and set them aside.
To make the sauce, heat the oil in a wok, then add the garlic, shallot, chilli and peanuts and fry for a couple of minutes until they start to brown. Blitz the hot mixture in a food processor, then put it back into the pan, add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
To make the vegetable salad, heat
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