tmedia
Main content

https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/16035/malaysian-fruit-salad

LifestyleFOOD.com.au

Malaysian Fruit Salad

Maybe, rather than a dessert, think of this more as something to be enjoyed mid-afternoon or even with some barbecued chicken.

Ingredients

  • 400g prepared pineapple (about 1 small pineapple)

  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled

  • 1 mango

  • 2 nashi pears (Asian pears) or Granny Smith apples

  • For the rojak dressing

  • 25g shrimp paste

  • 3 red bird’s eye chillies thinly sliced

  • 4 tbsp seedless

  • tamarind pulp

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 125g dark palm sugar

  • For the topping:

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 40g roasted peanuts

Method

  • 1.

    For the dressing, put the shrimp paste, chillies, tamarind pulp, lime juice and 120ml water into a mini food processor and whiz together until it is as smooth as possible.

  • 2.

    Scrape the mixture into a small saucepan and add the sugar and another 100ml water.

  • 3.

    Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes until the sauce thickly coats the back of a wooden spoon. Pass through a sieve into a bowl and leave to cool. Don’t refrigerate as it will get too thick.

  • 4.

    For the toppings, lightly toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan until lightly golden. Tip into a bowl and leave to cool. Coarsely chop the peanuts.

  • 5.

    For the salad, cut the pineapple into 2cmpieces. Cut the cucumber in half lengthways and then across into 1cm-thick slices. Peel the mango and cut into similarly sized pieces.

  • 6.

    Peel the nashi pears or apples, core and cut into thin wedges.

  • 7.

    Arrange the fruit on 4 plates and drizzle over the sauce. Sprinkle with the peanuts and sesame seeds and serve.

» Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below

 
 

Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings