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Pickled Lotus Root
Salads, Pickles, and Other Cold Foods
|Pickled Lotus Root|
2 sections lotus root, peeled and cut into thin slices
2 thin slices fresh ginger, peeled
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon black vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 small fresh chili pepper, seeded and cut as a flower
2 leaves crisp lettuce, shredded
1. Blanch lotus root slices for one minute, then immerse in ice water until chilled, then drain.
2. Mix all ingredients except the lettuce and the chili pepper. Toss this with the lotus root, and set aside for one hour.
3. Put lettuce and into a lovely small bowl, top with the lotus root, then the chili pepper, and serve.