Friday, June 20, 2008

Mango & Apple Salad (Kerabu Mangga & Epal) Recipe

Nothing lifts my spirit up (and open my eyes!) like sour-y stuff do. Not chocolote and definitely not cheese. :P Back during my working days in KL, I always make sure I have asam in my drawer. They are important in making sure that I dont fall asleep especially after the heavy lunch which usually would consist of rice with dishes like grilled fish, bbq lala, black pepper liver, sambal belacan with ulam and etc. All for just RM5-7 or USD1.6-2.30. You got the idea, right? ;)

Here in the US, you will find candies and chocolates sold by their weight. In Malaysia, besides candies and chocolates, we would have variety of asam, nuts and dried cuttlefish. I would spend quite sometime staring at them just to choose which ones I should buy eventhough usually I would end up buying the same things that I bought the last umphteenth times I was there!

So a few weeks ago when I was visiting Gert's blog at My Kitchen Snippet, I saw that she made some mango salad. And yes, I always have young mango in my fridge. Almost. All. The. Time. And. No. I. Am. Not. Pregnant. Yet. :P

Anyways, that gave me the idea of making some myself and of course with my own twist since the truth is, I dont really have much of the 'essential' ingredients in my kitchen.

So here's how I made my Mango & Apple Salad.

1 young mango, julienned
1 apple, julienned
half red onion, thinly sliced
3-4 thai chili, thinly sliced
Mint leaves, chopped
1-2 tablespoon crushed peanut (i used dry-roasted peanut)

For the dressing;

1/8 cup lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1.5 teaspoon sugar

1. Put all the salad ingredients except peanut in a bowl.

2. Mixed the dressing in a different bowl and stir well. Pour onto the salad, sprinkle the crushed peanut and serve.

Now, isn't that the easiest salad to make or what?


Yatie_T said...

nice and easy made kerabu. Pat yourself on your back for doing a good job considering someone like you who used to only cook once a year. I used to cook more than you tho... may be once or twice a year. hehehe
I also have the same problem buying those asam. I will stare at all those asam for a long time, kadang2 tu sampai terlambak balik kat ofis. hehe but I always ended up with the same asam.

Sri said...

This looks good. I LOVE, LOVE mangoes. So, anything with mangoes in it, I'll dive into it.

PEARLY said...

Farina dear :

Kerabu .... mmmmm yes I love it too my dad always make it for us , I am not good making this only good for eating them ... good idea for summer time and hot .......
will try this as I saw it on Gert blog too, only must remember to get some mango when I go to the Chinese shop .
the belacan salted fish fry rice .... oh my god ...... wish I can have some now . but hubby hate the smell of frying the salt fish I have never try after that ......:(

Pak Idrus said...

Farina, every time I visit your blog, I get hungry. It has became an appetizer of sort, just to see those tempting array of great spreads.

When foods are prepared with a pinch of LOVE, it sure do taste great.

Have a nice day and take care.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Yatie, thank u. ;) so u pun hantu asam macam i ye? hehe.

Sri, yup. esp in this hot weather. im dying for chilled mango juice now! ;)

Pearly, never ever made anything w salted fish when hubby is at home. lol!

Pak Idrus, mango salad goes w anything dont they? so when r u visiting rita & louis?

Dianne said...

dyg suka kerabu tu lah,jgn tayang leh tak? wakkakaka

JUN said...

farina..kerabu2 ni mmg fav...yummy! iskkk, x leh tahan ler.....hehe

Sri said...

Farina, with regards to your question, here's my answer.

From what I know (I'm no expert here), it's the eggs and baking soda that make them rise. Is there any in the recipe?

Salt & Turmeric said...

Dayang, tutup mata tu. kahkahkah.

jun, memang kalau tengok benda2 yg masam ni mulalah terkecur kan? ;)

Sri, semua tu ada but still didn rise. next time im gonna use a diff recipe.

Arfi Binsted said...

this is just like rujak in indonesia. suka rujak ke? sudah pernah berkunjung ke indonesia ke? we like the hot peanut sauce with belacan to go with this rujak, say: roast peanuts crushed with bird red chillies, salt and brown sugar, fried belacan and then thin down with the diluted tamarind paste with warm water. YUM!

Salt & Turmeric said...

of course i love rojak. ;) i have yet to find a good rojak sauce here so i hardly ever make them. buat sendiri not as good. hehe.

suneeta said...

This sounds delicous, can't wait to try it. One question. Is the mango supposed to be ripe or unripe. Thanks.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Suneeta, thanks for visiting. Young and firm mango is best for this so that you get the sweet and soury taste. ;)

sue hazree said...

i love kerabu so much....but must be more chilli padi...

Salt N Turmeric said...

Sue, yup for you must use 10 cili padi. for me 1-2 dah cukup. tak tahan pedas babe. lol.