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Mint and Tomatoes, Dai Style
Vegetables and Vegetarian Foods
|Mint and Tomatoes, Dai Style|
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 fresh chili pepper, minced
3 scallions, cut lengthwise into half-inch very thin slivers
1 cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped
6 green-turning red tomatoes, diced
2 teaspoons hot chili oil
1. In a mortar and pestle, pound garlic and salt until partially mashed.
2. Add chili pepper and scallion pieces and mash for half minute more, then add tomatoes and continue to mash for another half minute, then stir thoroughly.
3. Add chili oil, stir well, and then remove solids to a serving bowl. Pour remaining liquid over this mixture, and serve.