Galloping Horses -- Vegetarian Version Recipe
1 1/2 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 1/2 tsp cilantro root, chopped
1 tsp sake
16 each peppercorns, whole or ground
4 tbsp vegetable oil
10 oz fresh shiitake mushrooms, - thinly, sliced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup peanuts, chopped
1 large pineapple, peeled
3 each red chili peppers, seeded & - cut i, nto slivers
1 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
VARIATION: Replace the pineapple with either navel oranges or firm
Puangkram C. Schmitz & Michael J. Worman, "Practical Thai Cooking"
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