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Dec 13, 2007 05:43 PM
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A favorite recipe using Chinese-style dried sausage?

Anybody have one they would be willing to share?

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  1. sticky rice with sausage and vegetables. it's not the kind cooked in a banana leaf, but loose. does this appeal? I can post, but my measurements aren't exact and my friends say that it is "annoying" :) so let me know if you agree

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    1. re: alex8alot

      Details would be appreciated. I like the idea of including veg. for health reasons, but, being lazy, would not like to have to cook them separately if possible. I'm also tempted to combine the sausage with some dried mushrooms. Ever used them as (part of) the vegetables?

      1. re: Joebob

        Yes, we like the dried mushrooms. I just sok them in hot water beforehand. And to avoid cooking the veg separately, you just throw them on later on in the steaming process.
        1. soak the sticky rice overnight
        2. Fry up your sausage pieces (some recipes said to boil them first, but I didn't notice a difference when I did)
        3. Fry up savory bits (green onion, onion, garlic, whatever)
        4. Add drained rice and sauce (hoisin, soy sauce, sugar)
        5. Wrap in a cheesecloth and place in steamer
        6. Fluff up ocasionally
        7. towards end of steaming (I like my rice quite soft so over an hour), add veg (mushrooms, peas, broccoli florets, cauliflower, diced carrot as some possibilites)

    2. This one is easy and I believe it was a favorite of Julia Child's and presently Ming Tsai. While watching their respective shows, they both mentioned it.

      Chinese sausage and egg fried rice. To add depth of flavor, sometimes I add chicken bouillon to the initial making of the rice. My secret ingredient in the actual preparation of the fried rice is to add some sesame oil.

      I know you can figure out any other of your favorite ingredients to add.

      1. snow peas with chinese sausage. this is very easy. slice 4 sausages ab1/4 " thick string 12 oz. snow peas. in a hot skillet add the sausages and fry till the fat gets transluscent. remove from the pan, leaving the rendered fat and add 2 tbsp of peanut oil and 1 tbsp of sesame oil. add the peas and stir fry 'til they just turn bright green. add 3 minced cloves of garlic and a tablespoon of fresh grated ginger. add 3 tbsp. of black soy sauce and the sausages. stir and serve immediately. the sweet salty flavor of the sausages works perfectly with the peas.sometimes, I will add some quartered cooked chestnuts to it for an even richer dish.

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