Hot and Sweet Salad

Compelled by the presence of half a box of kumquats in the fridge, I came up with a mash-up of this recipe with this dressing, well, sort of. Our version was much simplified due to lack of time and lemongrass.

Sexy Kumquat Dressing

– 1/4 cup lime juice
– zest of one lime
– 2 tbsp rice vinegar
– 2 tbsp sugar
– 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated (optional)
– 4 oz kumquats, sliced and deseeded

Combine first five ingredients in a pan and heat on medium until the sugar dissolves. Then add the kumquats and simmer for a minute. Take off the heat and cool.

This is a great dressing for greens or fruit salads, and even for entrees, like the Bon Appetit recipe suggests.

We added this to a salad of barely steamed sprouts, cucumber, tomato, green chilli and lettuce. The dressing was tart and sweet, the green chilli was quite hot. It was rather divine.

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Psychiatrist, cook, bookworm, photographer. Not necessarily in that order.
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6 Responses to Hot and Sweet Salad

  1. dewitte says:

    It certainly looks good.

  2. Emjay says:

    Now cumquats (we spell it with a "c" in Australia) soaked in brandy for a few months and then served on top of premium vanilla ice cream – that's the way to go!!

  3. Purplesque says:

    Oh my, that sounds rather more tempting than a sprout salad, doesn't it? πŸ™‚ Makes we wish our house was not a zero-alcohol zone.

  4. Emjay says:

    Oh! That's a shame! Maybe if you leave the lid off the alcohol will evaporate! πŸ™‚

  5. Purplesque says: about I sit and eat my rum-soaked kumquats (lmao..I tried to spell cumquat..its not a word suitable for a family blog!!) on icecream in front of him until he caves in!

  6. julie says:

    very sexy salad! πŸ™‚

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