After an exhausting weekend the last thing I felt like doing tonight was cooking. But instead of another night of toast I thought we should all have some fresh food.
I first had gado gado many years ago at The Blue Tongue Lizard Cafe and I fell in love. Here is the recipe for mine:
1 tbs peanut oil
1 onion – chopped finely
1 clove garlic – crushed
1 red chilli – finely chopped (I remove the seeds)
200g peanut butter (I use smooth)
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs raw sugar
In a saucepan, heat the oil and then sauté the onion, garlic and chilli for a few minutes until softened. Add the peanut butter, lemon juice, soy sauce and sugar. Mix well to combine. Remove from the heat. At this stage, the peanut sauce can be put into a container, refrigerated and stored for months. When ready to use, add 1/2 cup water to thin it out a bit (or you could use coconut milk but I don’t like it).
Arrange an assortment of lightly steamed and/or fresh vegetables on the plate with a serving of boiled rice and top with sauce. I use:
steamed green beans
hard-boiled eggs cut into quarters