Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Burmese Pennyworth Salad

Burmese Pennyworth salad


for 2 persons:

2 bunches of Pennyworth

5 tsp roasted unsalted peanuts

2 tsp dried shrimp

2 small (red) onions

1-2 cloves of garlic

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

seasoning powder

vegetable oil (palm, soy or sunflower)

a unusual very healthy salad

no dressing

vegetarians can leave the shrimp out


Wash the pennyworth very well and remove the roots. You can use the stems or only the leaves. Cut them them into thin slices.

Wash the dried shrimp and pound them together with the peanuts until they are nearly a powder with a dew small pieces in it.

Cut the onions and the garlic and fry them in oil with the turmeric until they are crispy.

Put the pennyworth in a bowl or on a plate and add a powdered seasing (or soy sauce) and mix it with the hands. Add the pounded peanuts and shrimps and the fried onions and garlic. Don't mix.

Serve as a starter or snack or as part of a Burmese meal with rice.