Galloping Horses -- Vegetarian Version Recipe

Step 1

Using a blender or mortar & pestle, blend the garlic, cilantro roots, sake & peppercorns into a paste. Add the vegetable oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the paste & stir-fry until the aroma is released, a few seconds. Add the shiitake & stir-fry until cooked.

Step 2

Add all the seasonings & fry until the sugar is blended into the mixture. Remove from the heat & let cool.

Step 3

Slice pineapple into 1/2" thick rings & then cut the rings into 1/2" X 1 1/2" chunks.

Step 4

Put a small amount of the cooled stir-fry mixture on each pineapple chunk. Decorate each "horse" with a few slivers of chili & a cilantro leaf.

VARIATION: Replace the pineapple with either navel oranges or firm avocado slices.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2tb Garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2ts Cilantro root, chopped
  • 1ts Rice wine ( Sake )
  • 16ea Peppercorns, whole or ground
  • 4tb Vegetable oil
  • 10oz Fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 Seasonings
  • 2tb Soy sauce
  • 1 1/2tb Sugar
  • 3/4c Peanuts, chopped
  • 1lg Pineapple, peeled
1 Garnish
  • 3ea Red chili peppers, seeded & cut into slivers
  • Whole fresh cilantro leaves

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