Spicy Fruit in a Tamarind Dressing


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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An offbeat salad, rujak, pronounced RUE-jack, is one of the national dishes of Indonesia. (Indeed, it turns up throughout Southeast Asia, especially in Singapore and Malaysia.) The pairing of crunchy vegetables and acidic fruits makes an uncommonly refreshing combination for a barbecue. As for the dressing—a sweet, hot, piquant mixture of peanuts, tamarind, and peppers—few salad dressings are more distinctively flavorful or refreshing. There’s nothing else quite like it. If tamarind