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Home Cooking Dish of the Month - GADO-GADO, August 2021

hirsheys | Jul 31, 202104:52 PM     17

Welcome to DOTM reporting thread for August 2021! Our group picked GADO-GADO, a dish perfect for eating in hot temperatures, but also tasty enough to enjoy year round.

Gado-gado literally means “hodgepodge,” and that’s exactly what it is. An Indonesian dish, it includes a mix of vegetables, greens, and/or proteins that are stir-fried, steamed, or otherwise prepared and then coated or dipped in a thick, rich peanut sauce. While Wikipedia describes gado-gado as a salad, you can also think of it as similar to France’s grand aioli. It’s basically a good opportunity to clear all of those extra veggies out of your fridge, cook up some hard-boiled eggs, fried tofu, or tempeh to add some heft, and cover it all in a delicious sauce.

Please use this thread to report on the gado-gados you make this month (and in the future). In your reports, do share ingredients, methods, sources, inspirations, successes and failures, photos, and links to online recipes. I will be particularly anxious to hear about people’s experience with your sauces – I’ve been chasing a perfect peanut sauce I had back in grad school that I just have NOT been able to recreate. Per Chowhound rules, please do not post another author's recipe verbatim. You may, however, list ingredients and summarize technique in your own words.

To see how we got here, please visit our nominations https://www.chowhound.com/post/home-c... and voting https://www.chowhound.com/post/home-c... threads. You can also see a list of all our past DOTM reporting threads, which are still open for contributions: https://www.chowhound.com/post/links-...
Can’t wait to read your reports this month!

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