10 -2 -2014 To 16- 2-2014
This light and crunchy salad successfully marries the bitterness of the horseshoe leaves with the sweetness of -the peanuts and sesame seeds. In Myanmar, the leaves are considered to have medicinal properties and are believed to be especially good for the kidneys.
1/4 cup (60 ml) oil, for deep-frying
12 cloves garlic, sliced
30 g (1 /4 cup) dried shrimp, soaked 4 tablespoons finely sliced onion, soaked
100 g (2 cups) horseshoe leaves (substitute any green leaves such as penny wort leaves or daikon cress), washed 2 teaspoons fish sense
2 teaspoons ground, roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
2 birds-eye chillies, finely sliced 1 teaspoon lime juice
Heat the oil and deep-fry the garlic till crisp. Remove the garlic and retain the oil. Drain the dried shrimp and blend to a powdery fluff, Drain the onion slices. Combine all the ingredients, including 1 teaspoon of the garlic-infused oil, on a large plate and toss well.
Source : Traveller journal