Sweet and pungent lotus root

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Lotus root
4 cups Ice water
4 cups Water
2 tablespoons Peanut oil
3 drops Tabasco sauce; more or less
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Vinegar
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
3 drops Sesame oil; more or less

1. Peel lotus root. Cut lengthwise in half; then slice very thin. Soak 10 minutes in ice water and drain.

2. Meanwhile bring remaining water to a boil; then pour over lotus root and let stand 2 minutes. Drain. Cool under cold running water and drain again.

3. Heat oil. Add Tabasco Sauce and stir in quickly. Pour into a cup. Add sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil, blending well.

4. Place lotus root in a bowl, pour dressing over and toss. Refrigerate, covered, only to chill (about 20 minutes).

From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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