Gado-Gado

Written by NPN Guest on February 6th, 2011

Edited by Beth at Beth's Mess.

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One of our favorite recipes is Gado-Gado. Pretty tasty and fun to say!  It’s a recipe made from The New Moosewood Cookbook and is a traditional Indonesian dish.  Start with a bed of spinach and yellow rice (just add turmeric to your boiling rice to make it yellow).  Then top with roasted veggies, tofu, and eggs. You can get creative with your toppings!  Finish by drizzling with the most awesome peanut sauce ever and top with toasted coconut flakes and crushed peanuts. There will seriously be a party in your mouth.

Gado-Gado Peanut Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 heaping tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar (I used rice vinegar and it tasted just fine)
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Crushed red pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Put everything in a blender (I used a hand blender) and puree until smooth. If it’s too thick, add a little extra water.
  2. Drizzle over your Gado-Gado. ENJOY!

Photo Credit: Author

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Thank you Jenn for contributing!  She is a mama to a vivacious and food-lovin’ one year old, Neena, who loves to hang out in the ERGO or bang on pots and pans while she cooks. Jenn’s also a wife to a very hungry hubby, Jake, who is the most passionate eater she’s ever met. And, the kitchen is where her creative juices flow and her stress melts away.  In her professional life, Jenn works with pregnant and parenting teens and is a doula.  When she’s not cooking or working, she enjoys going on impromptu trips with her family, reading, working out at the YMCA, and exploring the great outdoors.  Recipe originally posted here at Cooking in the Heartland.

We’re still on the lookout for some nutritious and delicious recipes!  If you’d like your favorite healthy recipe featured, email beth {at} naturalparentsnetwork {dot} com.  Please submit a quality picture with your recipe and refer to contributor guidelines for general directions.

3 Responses to Gado-Gado

  1. Kristin  

    YUM! You are helping me with my weekly meal plan. We are definitely trying this!

    How do you prefer to prepare the tofu? What type of tofu? Any marinade? I am still a tofu newbie — we eat it but usually fall back on the same prep method (pan-frying).

    • Jenn

      I always bake my tofu. :-) Cube it, and throw it in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. I turn it half-way through baking. Enjoy!

  2. katie m

    I really like that this is vegetarian. I will add it to my meatless day of the week.

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