Thursday, September 17, 2009

Romaine Salad with Mandarins and Asian Dressing

My girls made this the other night, minus the avocados. This is a great salad.

Romaine Salad with Mandarins and Asian Dressing

1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
4 or 5 mandarins or small oranges (1 1/2 lb. total)
2 firm-ripe avocados (3/4 lb. total)
5 quarts romaine lettuce (about 2 heads) in bite-size pieces
Salt and pepper

In a 6- to 8-inch frying pan, shake almonds often over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Pour from pan.

In a large bowl, mix vinegar, oil, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and mustard.
If peel is tight on mandarins, use a knife to cut it and white membrane from fruit, then cut between inner membranes to release fruit segments. Discard peel and membrane; reserve juice for another use. If peel is loose, pull off and discard, then separate segments. Pull off and discard any loose membrane. Add fruit to the bowl.
Peel and pit avocados; thinly slice into the bowl. Mix gently.
Add lettuce and almonds to bowl. Mix gently, adding salt and pepper to taste.

** We did not use a avocado. We also used Vegetable Oil, normal mustard and some orange juice.

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