Gado gado

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    2

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia

Fire Islands

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2019

  • About

It is the peanut dressing that makes this salad. So compelling is the mix of umami with the zing of kaffir lime that folk songs have been penned to its name in Jakarta. I promise it is worth the effort of frying and grinding your own peanuts - it lifts the dressing to a new level - but no one will judge if you use peanut butter. Gado gado translates as a ‘jumbled mix’ so choose any vegetables you have. Bulk it out with tofu, boiled potatoes, ribbons of fried tempeh and prawn crackers if you