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Kao Xiang Cong (Grilled Scallion Skewers)

June 2, 2013

SERVES 4-6

INGREDIENTS1½ lb. large scallions, trimmed and cut into 5? pieces
12 6? wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1½ tsp. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
½ tsp. ground white pepper
¼ cup oyster sauce
3 tbsp. peanut oil
1 tbsp. red fermented tofu
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. black vinegar
1 tsp. hot sesame chile oil
1 tsp. tomato paste
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS1. Working in batches, thread about 5 scallions onto 2 skewers. Mix ½ tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, and white pepper in a bowl; set sugar seasoning aside. Bring remaining sugar, plus oyster sauce, 1 tbsp. peanut oil, fermented tofu, soy sauce, black vinegar, hot sesame chile oil, tomato paste, black pepper, and 2 tbsp. water to a simmer in a 1-qt. saucepan. Cook, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let sauce cool.

2. Heat a charcoal grill or set a gas grill to high; bank coals or turn off burner on one side (see "Grilling 101"). Brush scallions with remaining peanut oil and sprinkle with sugar seasoning. Grill... Get the recipe >>

    

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