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Malaysian Fusion Salad Recipe - Rojack Penang Recipe

The combination in this Malaysian Fusion Salad Recipe (Rojack Penang) are definitely Oriental and create a very tasty salad. The word "rojack" means mixed, such as a mixture of fruits and vegetables ( similar to the word "fusion") but also could be taken to mean the mixture of Malaysian cultures.





The word "Penang" is the name of a place in Malaysia and in this recipe denotes were the salad recipe is from.

There are also Rojack Indonesia, Rojack Singapore.

Fusion means mixed also but more so between fruits and vegetables. This is still relatively uncommon in North America although very common among Malaysians - but is becoming much more widespread.




Recipe for Malaysian Fusion Salad
Rojack Penang

Ingredients:

  • 1 small jicama - diced
  • 1 cucumber - peeled and diced
  • 1 green mango - peeled and diced
  • 1 water or wax apple - diced (can sub granny smith apple)
  • 1/2 pineapple - diced
  • chopped peanuts for garnish
  • 1 pkg. sambal rojack sauce






Method:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.

2. Add the sambal rojak dressing and toss well.

3. Portion out onto plates and top with chopped peanuts.

Yield: This Malaysian Fusion serves 4



Did you know

- that a jicama is actually a root vegetable and grows well for the Malaysian people

- that it was first cultivated by the Mexicans and carried to Malaysians by seafarers

- that it is quite often eaten raw in salads or sometimes just like an apple.

- that jicama contains vitamins A, B & C, as well as calcium and phosphorus.

- that it has lots of dietary fiber.

- that a jicama is sweet and starchy sort of like some apples.

- that Malaysians also use jicama in cooking, such as in soups and stews.

- that although the root is edible the rest of the plant is poisonous.

- that the seeds contain a toxin called rotenone which is used to kill fish and certain insects.



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