Gado Gado

Course : Vegetables
Serves: 6
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8 ounces white cabbage
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 large onion -- cut in fourths, thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper -- seeded, thinly sliced
6 ounces fresh bean sprouts
1 medium fresh green chili -- seeded, finely chopped
1 clove garlic clove -- crushed
2 small shallots -- finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 drops hot-pepper sauce
1/3 cup water
medium red bell pepper strips -- (opt)

Preparation / Directions:

Finely shred cabbage, discarding stalk. Heat 2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a skillet. Add cabbage, onion, thinly sliced bell pepper, bean sprouts and chili and fry over fairly high heat 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, spoon mixture into a serving dish; cool. To make sauce, heat remaining sesame oil in saucepan. Add garlic, shallots and cumin and fry gently 5 minutes. Add peanut butter and cook gently 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, hot-pepper sauce and water and heat through gently to form a fairly thick sauce. Garnish sauce with bell pepper strips, if desired, and serve with cooled vegetables.

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