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Curried Elegance Salad

Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup currants, or plump raisins 1 apple cut into 1/2" cubes 1/2 cup lemon juice 4 to 6 oz. breakfast-sausage patties, cut into 1/2 " cubes 1 Tablespoon sweet curry powder 1 Tablespoon smooth peanut butter 1 1/2 cups water 4 oz. spring salad mix 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1 tomato, cut into wedges Directions: 1. Combine apple and currants into lemon juice, set aside. 2. Heat saute pan to medium then add a tablespoon or so of olive oil. Add your sausage and brown for 2 - 5 minutes. 3. Create sauce . To your browned sausage add curry powder and peanut butter followed by 1 & 1/2 cups water and reduce at high heat for about 1-2 minutes. Then turn off flame and let it set. (Do not over-reduce sauce as to cause dryness.) 4. While curried sausage cools somewhat , rinse and dress your spring mix with the olive oil 7 vinegar and add tomato wedges 5. Final composition. Equally distribute your curried sausage first, this is your base. Add your spring mix, followed by a beautiful arrangement of your apple and tomato wedges in a scheme you find attractive. Then garnish the dish with your last remaining ingredient - the currants or raisins. 6. Prepare to thoroughly enjoy yourself. Helpful tips: Try to moderate the vinegar in the dressing as the acids from the juice can be sufficient in making a complete flavor. The goal is to wet the leaves not the rest of the plate. Eat with good company.

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