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Galloping Horses -- Vegetarian Version




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This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors

Galloping Horses -- Vegetarian Version

1 1/2 tb Garlic, chopped

1 1/2 ts Cilantro root, chopped

1 ts Sake

16 ea Peppercorns, whole or ground

4 tb Vegetable oil

10 oz Fresh shiitake mushrooms, - thinly sliced

Seasonings

2 tb Soy sauce

1 1/2 tb Sugar

3/4 c Peanuts, chopped

1 lg Pineapple, peeled

Garnish

3 ea Red chili peppers, seeded & - cut into slivers Whole fresh cilantro leaves Using a blender or mortar & pestle, blend the garlic, cilantro roots, sake & peppercorns into a paste. Add the vegetable oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the paste & stir-fry until the aroma is released, a few seconds. Add the shiitake & stir-fry until cooked. Add all the seasonings & fry until the sugar is blended into the mixture. Remove from the heat & let cool. Slice pineapple into 1/2" thick rings & then cut the rings into 1/2" X 1 1/2" chunks. Put a small amount of the cooled stir-fry mixture on each pineapple chunk. Decorate each "horse" with a few slivers of chili & a cilantro leaf.

VARIATION: Replace the pineapple with either navel oranges or firm avocado slices.

Puangkram C. Schmitz & Michael J. Worman, "Practical Thai Cooking"

 

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