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Homemade Spicy Fruit Salad with Shrimp Paste(Rojak)

It's been along time I didn't make my own rojak aka spicy fruit salad with shrimp paste.We,Malaysian love this pungent smell snack or you can called fruit salad.I think Indonesian have something similar to this.When I was vacation in Bali ,a family of Chinese Indonesian offer us a plate of this salad.I still have leftover rojak sauce I made myself previously..All I need to get is pineapple ,cucumber,mango,Chinese cruller ,jicama(sengkung) and crush roasted peanut.. .. This time I didn't make chinese-cruller-yauh-char-kwai myself,just buy from Chinese restaurant in Chinatown.




Ingredients for the sauce:(My mom version but I modified to suit my taste)


4 to 5 cup refine sugar(depend if you want your sauce thicker add more sugar)


2 tablespoon of chili paste or Sambal Olek


5-6 chili padi aka thai's bird chili(chopped fine)


2 tablespoon of shrimp paste(har ko)


2 tablespoon of caramel black thick sauce(I use Yuen Chun brand)


1/2 tsp of salt


I lbs of fried/roast crush peanut









Method:


1:Prepared above sauce,mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl ,let it sit for 10 minutes except peanut.Scoop the well mix rojak sauce in a small bowl,set aside.


2:Use the same mixing bowl ,add all the cut fruits and cruller .Add the rojak sauce one spoon at one time in your mixing bowl.Depend again how much you want to eat at one time.You still can keep your extra sauce in fridge ,good for 6 months.Fruit like pineapple and cucumber tend to make your sauce watery if you didn't eat ASAP after mixing with the rojak sauce.


3:Add peanut when you're ready to eat to prevent the peanut from getting soggy.



I'm out of luck that day...I keep choosing the right size and freshness of jicama in the market...Now look what I got myself!!.... A rusty or maybe called as rotten jicama!!I don't dare to eat this jicama at all...what a waste ..just throw away!!. Note :


You can use any fruit you like depend on your preference.You can adjust the spiciness,sweetness and thickness to your taste..The key ingredients is shrimp paste!..yes,it's smell pungent but taste really good!! You will get the kick out of this salad!



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8 comments:

ICook4Fun said...
August 5, 2008 at 2:29 PM

I too just made some rojak for myself yesterday with the sauce you gave me. I am going easy with the sauce because it was running low :)

daphne said...
August 6, 2008 at 2:36 AM

Ahh.. I heart the sauce of rojak. Man, maybe I should attempt making this. Good for the coming spring/summer.

Dhanggit said...
August 6, 2008 at 4:18 AM

just the title is enough to drive me crazy!! this is a lovely recipe i would love to try in my kithcen!! i just need to find rojak here in asian shops...

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August 6, 2008 at 5:54 AM

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Little Corner of Mine said...
August 6, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Thanks for the recipe! I didn't know rojak sauce is so easy to make from scratch. :P Your rojak looks delicious woman!

tigerfish said...
August 7, 2008 at 5:24 AM

I have not had rojak in Singapore yet! THanks for reminding me :)

Beachlover said...
August 7, 2008 at 11:20 PM

icook4fun:
Let's make some rojak sauce now!!.I like my rojak wt lots of sauce and peanut!

daphne:
Oh...yes it's good!!did you try rojak when you was in Singapore?.

dhanggit:
Can you find shrimp paste in France?.

Noir:
Thanks for visiting:))

LCOM:
You welcome!! you should try to make some now especially summer.fruit is relatively cheap now:))


tigerfish:
oh! you must try rojak while you are there now!!..

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