The Jakarta Post
Salad is not a typical choice for breaking the fast during Ramadhan. However, this prawn mango salad offered by Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta Diponegoro is worth a try, even for those who dislike vegetables.
The salad offers a hint of crunchiness from the mesclun (mix of assorted green leaves) lettuce and garlic crumble and a touch of sweetness from capsicums and mango, all of which are complemented with vinaigrette dressing to add more of a kick. But the star of the dish is the king prawn, which, when cooked properly, has its own unique texture.
The hotel’s executive chef Zulkarnain makes sure to use ripe mangoes for this recipe.
“[The mango] has to be sweet [and] ripe. It can be a local mango, like harum manis,” he said, adding that he selected the dish to highlight during Ramadhan because the ingredients can easily be found in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the prawns should be seared for a while to achieve that beautiful, red hue and lock the juices inside.
“If we just directly bake [the prawns] in the oven, they will be cooked, but not crunchy,” he explained.
Home cooks can try making the salad themselves using the recipe below: (kes)
Prawn mango salad
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