Maho (Indonesian Stuffed Fruits)

Maho (Indonesian Stuffed Fruit)

This is a terrific appetizer. We at the Spice all love it. But we canrarely get people to order it—we serve it at catered parties and peoplego nuts for it. What can I tell you.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Five Spice, Indonesian
Servings: 1 serving


  • 8 ounces pork (ground – lamb, beef, turkey will work as well)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 4 roots coriander (cilantro stems)
  • 3 Tablespoons peanuts (chopped)
  • Tablespoons fish sauce
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or fresh chili)


  • In oil, fry crushed garlic and coriander root, medium heat.
  • Add pork. When it begins to color add rest of ingredients.
  • Continue to fry until pork is cooked through, becomes dark brown in color, and is quite dry.
  • Stuff fruits like lychees, loquats, mandarins, pineapple, etc.


Note that the recipe card has additional ingredient measures for a 10-serving portion.
Alternative single serving ingredient list from Jerry’s notes:
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro stems (store stems in plastic bag in freezer till needed)
  • 8oz ground turkey, lamb, beef, or pork
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts or chunky natural peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Squid brand (or better) fish sauce
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp flaked red pepper

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