Indonesian Vegetable Platter

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  1. Minnow

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    Serves 8
    Gado Gado (gah-doh gah-doh) This dish, which is also found in Malaysia, is a wonderful way to use fresh vegetables. Indonesians serve this dish at room temperature.

    Vegetables:
    Cook or steam each vegetable separately until crisp-tender:
    ½ small head cabbage, cut up
    1 small head cauliflower
    4 carrots, cut in small strips 1 ½ cups fresh green beans, chopped or French-cut
    2 cups fresh or canned bean sprouts
    other vegetables added or substituted

    Drain vegetables and keep to one side in separate bowls, reserving stock for peanut sauce.

    Peel and quarter: 4 eggs, hard-cooked

    Slice: 2 medium cucumbers and 6 to 10 radishes

    Peanut sauce:
    Saute in 3 tablespoons oil: ½ cup onions, finely chopped and 2 cloves garlic, minced

    When onions are soft and translucent, reduce heat and add:
    3 ½ cups vegetable stock or water
    2 teaspoons hot peppers, chopped, or tabasco sauce to taste
    2 teaspoons lemon juice, grated rind of 1 lemon
    1 c cups chunky peanut butter
    2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon ginger root, finely grated
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon soy sauce* and 1 teaspoon brown sugar

    (note: Indonesians use a sweet soy sauce. If you cannot find it, use regular and add brown sugar as directed)

    Simmer 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.

    Group vegetables attractively on a large platter around a bowl of peanut sauce. Be sure to arrange with attention to color. Garnish with eggs, radishes and cucumbers. Serve with hot rice. To eat, each person takes a serving of rice, tops it with vegetables and ladles peanut sauce over the top.

    Options: For a more authentic sauce, substitute coconut milk for part of stock. Add shelled and deveined shrimp, steamed to the platter.
     
  2. ewdi

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    Just by looking at the title makes me hungry
     

  3. Pope

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    Okay, when is dinner?
     
  4. Minnow

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    Hey Brandon,

    Welcome to 360tuna.com and thanks for sign up.

    Dinner, will be sashimi tuna LOL.
     
  5. Pope

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    I had blueberry pancakes and sausage. We need to go get some sashimi! No, catch some.
     
  6. ewdi

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    i got to get satsuki's parent to go with you guys TJ :p they will love fresh sashimi lol
     
  7. Bret

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    Man all of this talk of sashimi is making me hungry.. we need to go on a tuna run.... soon.. I have no tuna in my freezer...
     
  8. Minnow

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    Man all of this talk of sashimi is making me hungry.. we need to go on a tuna run.... soon.. I have no tuna in my freezer...

    Bret,
    Rue and I had Sushi dinner last night:p .

    Talking about tuna run, I really need a tuna fix soon. I have not feel the power of tuna as yet this year. I am hoping I can go pretty soon. I miss TUNA LOL
     
  9. Bret

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    Bret,
    Rue and I had Sushi dinner last night:p .

    Talking about tuna run, I really need a tuna fix soon. I have not feel the power of tuna as yet this year. I am hoping I can go pretty soon. I miss TUNA LOL


    I am with you on that one.. the last tuna sashimi I had was some time ago.
    Almost out of Ono..... I guess we will have to catch more....

    Bret
     
  10. TunaMelt

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    I gotta try this stuff;)
     
  11. Pope

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    TJ-
    You need to whip up some for the 4th at kevin's

    Pope
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