Monday, March 23, 2009

Malaysia Spicy Fruit Salad (Rojak)

Recently a regular reader from my the other kitchen blog email me about my Malaysia spicy fruits salad (rojak) sauce recipe. She try to follow my rojak recipe twice , check it here!! Unfortunately both her attempt failed . Her email prompted me to re-make and re-write my special rojak sauce again in this blog.The key to have great rojak is the SAUCE!! Remember my previous post perfect cut pineapple ? I'm using the cut pineapple and mixed with other fruits to make spicy fruit salad (rojak)!! it's really taste succulent good!! Bring back my yesteryear's memory when I was in Malaysia!!
Ingredients for Sauce:

5 cup refine/granulated sugar( if you want your sauce thicker add more sugar)

1 cup chili boh or Sambal Olek

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

2 tbsp sticky shrimp paste (har ko) must have!!

3 tbsp of caramel black thick sauce (I use Yuen Chun brand) don't use the regular thick soy sauce,it's smell raw!!

1 tsp of salt

1 tbsp roasted crushed belacan (shrimp paste)

I lb of fried/roast coarsely crush peanut for sprinkle
Yield about 1 quart

Ingredients for Salad

jicama (sengkung)
fried crullar (yauh char kwai)
green or fuji apple

**Peel and cut above vegetables and fruit to your portion,then mix rojak sauce ,only use few tbsp of sauce depend on your salad portion**

Method for Sauce:

1:Prepared a clean medium bowl,combine chili boh/sambal olek ,sugar,salt,roasted belacan,sticky shrimp paste (har koh) and caramel thick soy sauce.Mix all the ingredients in the bowl ,use a spatula or big spoon to stir the mixture until well combine.Keep stirring (about 30 times)until the sauce become thick and gooey ,then add in chopped bird's chili.Check the seasoning (salt and sugar) before store in clean container.(No water needed!!!)

2: Use a clean spoon each time you want to scoop the sauce out.Store the remaining sauce in fridge.Shelf life is about 6 months to a year..

3:Prepare your favourite cut fruits in a plate,add rojak sauce one spoon at a time into your salad.Then sprinkle with roasted crushed peanut on top before serving.


Pineapple and cucumber are fruit which contains higher liquid than others fruits or vegetables.So it's advisable to consume the salad (rojak) immediately after mixing with the sauce. Add peanuts when you're ready to eat to prevent the peanuts from getting soggy.


Anonymous said...

Beachlover, thanks for trying to make this SAUCE again. Yours looks so sidap! (delicious)
I AM going to try it again!


Anonymous said...

Rojak is my favorite snack dish.
Do you know how to make the shrimp cracker that come along with the dish???? Thank you.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Delicious! I wonder why I never thought of making rojak when I have abandon of pineapple (when it's on sale for $1 each), *scratching head*!

ICook4Fun said...

This is Diana's favorite. I think I should preapare it for her when she comes back this weekend with the rojak sauce I brought from home. I have to learn to make my own rojak sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Lesley.

My Asian Kitchen said...

U welcome.I hope by posting this sauce again,you might get it right this time!Let me know how it's goes...

I still didn't try to make any cracker that goes with rojak yet! Maybe this one day I will ..thnaks for remind me:)

$1.00!! cheap!! cheap!! get some to make rojak!! you won't regart it!

yes,Gert try to make this yourself I'm sure Diana will love it! can add more "lui" and more satified in a way! Inf act yesterday I just bought another bottle caramel thick sauce...going to make this sauce another !!

Charmaine said...

My mouth is salivating....your rojak looks yum! Now, I am thinking of making it this weekend with girlfriends who are coming over to cook some Msian food.

sunflower said...

Hi Beachlover

I wonder what brand of petis udang you get in US? The one I bought (see picture on post) is not very dark at all and quite sweet. I remembered it was almost jet black and very thick of the one I got in the far east.

Here is my recent post for rojak

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917atyahoodotcom. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.