My F&W
quick save (...)
Spicy Sausage Salad
© Beatriz Da Costa

Spicy Sausage Salad

  • FAST

In this vibrant Lao salad, sausages are enlivened by lots of fresh coriander, mint and lime juice.

Plus: More Pork Recipes and Tips

  1. 2 tablespoons long-grain rice (optional)
  2. 1 pound hot or sweet Italian sausages, or Thai sausages
  3. 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  4. 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
  5. 1 bird chile, minced
  6. Freshly ground pepper
  7. 1 large shallot, thinly sliced crosswise and separated into rings
  8. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  9. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped mint
  1. Light the grill or preheat the broiler. In a small skillet, toast the rice over moderately high heat, shaking the skillet, until the rice is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer the rice to a plate to cool completely. Grind the rice to a fine powder in a spice mill.
  2. Grill or broil the sausages about 5 inches from the heat for about 4 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Let cool, then slice the sausages crosswise 1/3 inch thick.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, fish sauce and chile. Season the dressing with pepper. In a shallow bowl, toss the sausage slices with the shallot rings, cilantro and mint. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Just before serving, sprinkle the salad with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the roasted rice powder.

Suggested Pairing

The clean, fruity notes of a classic ale will cool the salad's spices yet blend with its citrus accents.



Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    You might also like
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.