Kidneys with Sesame Sauce

A quickly made first course, Kidneys with Sesame Sauce may also be served as part of a Chinese meal. Sesame oil may be bought from most health food stores.

4 pigs’ kidneys, cleaned and prepared

10 fl. oz. water

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons peanut butter

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons sherry

2 teaspoons sugar

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 leeks, white part only, finely chopped

Cut the kidneys in 6 slices, lengthways. Place the kidney slices in a bowl of cold salted water and set aside for 20 minutes. Drain the kidney slices.

In a small saucepan, bring the water and the salt to the boil over high heat. Drop the kidney slices into the boiling water. When the kidneys change colour, remove the pan from the heat and drain the kidney slices. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of the veg-etable oil, the seasame oil, soy sauce, sherry, sugar and cayenne. Set the sauce aside.

In a large frying-pan, heat the remaining vegetable oil over moderate heat. Add the kidney slices and leeks and cook them for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Using

A tasty, informal meal, Kidneys with Savoury Stuffing are served with a mixed salad and mashed potatoes. a slotted spoon, remove the kidney slices and leeks from the pan. Drain them on kitchen paper towels and place them on a heated serving dish. Pour the sauce over the kidneys and leeks. Serve immediately.