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                       BEAN SPROUT SALAD WITH GARLIC
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Chinese
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      tablespoon    Sesame seeds
    1      pound         Fresh bean sprouts
                         thoroughly washed
                         -    and drained
    3      md            Garlic cloves
                         peeled and minced
    2      md            Scallions -- trimmed & minced
    1      1 cube       ginger
                         peeled and minced
    2      tablespoon    Oriental sesame oil
      1/3  cup           Soy sauce
    2      tablespoon    Cider vinegar
    1      tablespoon    Mirin (sweet rice wine)
    2      teaspoon      Light brown sugar
    1      teaspoon      Spicy sesame oil
 Makes 4 to 6 Servings  Fresh bean sprouts are a must for this recipe from China’s
Hunan province.
 The canned variety don't have the requisite crispness. Keep a close eye on the
toasting sesame seeds so they don't burn.
   PREHEAT OVEN TO 300F. Toast the sesame seeds by spreading them over the bottom
 of a pie tin. Roast for 12-to-16 minutes, stirring often, until they are golden.
 The seeds can be toasted in advance and stored in an airtight container. Place
 the bean sprouts in a large heatproof bowl and set it aside. In a medium-size
 skillet set over moderately low heat, stir-fry the garlic, scallions and ginger
 in the oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until they are limp. Add all the remaining
 ingredients, increase the heat to moderate, then boil the mixture, uncovered,
 for 1 minute to slightly reduce the liquid. Pour the boiling dressing over the
 bean sprouts, toss well, then cover the bowl and chill the salad for several
 hours. Toss again before serving.
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