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Korean Romaine Salad

January 21, 2011

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A different way to serve a Romaine salad, this goes well wish Asian dishes.

* 1 heart of romaine
* 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
* 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled ginger
* 1/4 teaspoon coarse Korean hot red-pepper flakes
* 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce
* 2 teaspoons water
* 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted (see Tips) and crushed with side of a heavy knife

Cut romaine crosswise into 2-inch pieces and put in a bowl.
Cook garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes in sesame oil in a small heavy skillet over medium-low heat, stirring, until garlic begins to sizzle, about 30 seconds. Stir in soy sauce and water and bring to a boil.
Pour hot dressing over romaine and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 30 minutes.


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