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Thai Mushroom Salad

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If oyster and Portobello mushrooms are unavailable, white mushrooms will do nicely.

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  1. 1/2 pound Portobello mushrooms, stemmed, caps coarsely chopped
  2. 1/2 pound oyster mushrooms, stemmed, caps coarsely chopped
  3. 1 garlic clove
  4. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  5. 1 to 2 teaspoons crumbled dried red chile or crushed red pepper
  6. 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  7. 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
  8. 2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
  9. 1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
  10. Tender Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Add the mushrooms, cover partially and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the mushrooms.
  2. In a mortar, pound the garlic and sugar to a paste. Add the chile and pound to blend. Add the lime juice and fish sauce and mix well.
  3. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl. Add the shallots and dressing and toss gently to coat. Add the mint and toss again. Line a platter with the lettuce leaves and mound the salad on top. Serve at room temperature, with rice.
Serve With Thai Sticky Rice or Thai Jasmine Rice.


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