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Chinese Sausage Salad

Chinese Sausage Salad
Los Angeles Times

Chinese sausage, about 5 inches long and 1 inch in diameter, resembles hard dry salami in texture but is quite different in flavor. It's smoky yet very sweet and wonderful in a salad. On a warm day, accompany this salad ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced Chinese sausage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 8 cups sliced Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup bean sprouts

Step 1Combine lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, ginger and garlic in small bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Set aside.

Step 2Brown sausage in medium skillet over medium-high heat until sausage has rendered much of its fat, about 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.

Step 3Toss together cabbage, carrots and lettuce in large bowl. Add sausage and dressing and toss again.

Step 4Divide salad among 4 plates and garnish each plate with a small mound of bean sprouts.

Note: You can find Chinese sausages in the refrigerated section of most Asian markets.

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