Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet and Sour Salad Jakarta Style (Asinan Betawi)

Sweet and Sour Salad Jakarta Style (Asinan Betawi)

400 g carrots, shredded or thinly sliced
400 g cabbage, finely sliced
250 g cucumber, cut into small pieces
200 g bean sprouts
400 g lettuce, shredded
400 g tofu, steamed and cut into small pieces
400 g pineapple cut into pieces
Noodle crackers, fried

Marinade sauce :
100 g sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sliced red chilies, blended
2 tsp vinegar
200 ml boiled water

Peanut sauce :
50 g peanuts, fried
25 g dried shrimps
2 tbsp sliced red chilies
50 g sugar
1 tsp salt
200 ml boiled water

Marinade sauce :
Put sugar, salt, red chilies, vinegar, and water in a bowl, mix together.

Put cucumber, cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, tofu, and pineapple into the marinade mixture, let stand for 15 minutes drain.

Peanut sauce :
Blend peanuts, red chilies, and dried shrimps into a paste. Add sugar, salt, and water into the paste, set aside.

How to serve:
In a salad bowl, arrange lettuce, marinated vegetables, and tofu on top.

Pour in the peanut sauce
Serve with fried noodle crackers.

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