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                   GALLOPING HORSES -- VEGETARIAN VERSION
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Thai
                 Snacks                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   tb           Garlic, chopped
    1 1/2   ts           Cilantro root, chopped
    1       t            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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