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Rujak

Rujak

A fruit salad typical of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It’s very nice with crunchy fruit and vegetables like jicama, guava, or Asian pear.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp tamarind
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 orange
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 small, firm mango
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ¼ tsp shrimp paste or 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Chile, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp palm sugar or maple syrup
  • ½ cup cashews, chopped

Method

  1. 1

    Soak tamarind in 4 tablespoons of boiling water.

  2. 2

    Partially peel cucumber then cube. Peel and section orange. Quarter apple, remove core, and chop. Peel and cube mango and pineapple.

  3. 3

    Place fruit and vegetables in a bowl.

  4. 4

    Grind chile with salt and shrimp paste in a mortar and incorporate sugar and soaked tamarind. Pour into the bowl.

  5. 5

    Stir, garnish with cashews and serve immediately.

A variation of the Xek from The Spice Trekkers Cook at Home

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