Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing and Crispy Fried Shallots
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 2
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds (more for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon soy sauce
  • lettuce greens, such as romaine or red leaf and shredded red cabbage
  1. Heat the oil until shimmering.
  2. Add the shallots to the oil and fry until they are light brown. Stir them constantly to ensure that they brown evenly. (Don't let them get too dark or they'll become very bitter).
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shallots onto a paper towel and set aside.
  4. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a bowl.
  5. Toss the lettuce and cabbage with the dressing and sprinkle with the crispy shallots and sesame seeds.
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