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This is a vegetarian version of the ever so popular appetizers that are a hit at parties! A Thai recipe called Ma Hor. The sweet and salty work so well together. As a bonus you can make them ahead of time. From Olive magazine. Ma Hor means galloping horses.
- vegetable oil
- 8 shallots, finely sliced or 1-2 red onion
- 29.58 ml crunchy peanut butter
- 14.79 ml palm sugar or 14.79 ml light brown sugar
- 29.58 ml soy sauce
- 1 small fresh pineapple, cut into cubes (or 4 rings from a can)
- 1 lime
- 1 red chili pepper, sliced finely
- 59.14-78.07 ml fresh cilantro (coriander leaves)
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan and fry the shallots until they brown. Reduce the heat and add the peanut butter, sugar and soy sauce and stir until the sugar has melted. The mixture should be sweet and salty so add a little salt if you need to. Cool.
- Arrange the pineapple cubes on a plate and put a heaped tsp of mixture on each. Top each with a squeeze of lime, a piece of chilli and a cilantro leaf.