Sunday, September 7, 2008

Recipe for a Cold Bamboo Shoot Salad

Here's a great recipe for a delicious cold bamboo shoot salad. Bamboo shoots can be purchased at specialty and ethnic markets. Ideally, you want to buy fresh shoots, but this is not always possibly in some locations. If you can't buy the fresh shoots the canned version will suffice.

  • 100g bamboo shoots
  • 100g yellow savoy cabbage leaves
  • 100g lettuce
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 spring onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 radishes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 slice of root ginger
  • 2 teaspoons each of vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
  • Half teaspoon of chili sauce

Boil the bamboo shoots and rinse in cold water. Cut the cabbage, radishes, carrots, and lettuce into thin slices. Cut the tomatoes into eights. Chop the spring onions into 1 inch lengths and crush the garlic with salt. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and cook the onions, ginger, and garlic for three minutes while stirring frequently. Pour onto a plate when finished to cool quickly.

All the ingredients can now be placed into a large bowl. When the oil mixture of sesame oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar and chili sauce has cooled to a lukewarm temperature you can add it into the bowl. Mix well and enjoy!

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