What Got Me Interested in Shape Note Singing Salad

Jane Spencer

1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sesame seeds (2) 3-oz. packages of Ramen noodles (any flavor broken up)
3 oz. package sliced almonds
2 lbs. bok choy
4 stalks green onions

Dressing:
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (I use balsamic)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Melt butter over medium heat, add sesame seeds, sugar, broken noodles and almonds. Brown these, then cool to room temperature.

Wash and chop bok choy and onions and place them in a bowl.

Mix dressing ingredients.

Add the seed/nut/noodle mixture and dressing to the bok choy and onions just before serving.

This is also called Bok Choy Salad, but I renamed it. I was not singing shape note music when my mother (Dorothy Lane) kept bringing back great recipes from Christian Harmony singings. So I guess it was the food that first attracted me to shape note singing and this salad was the starting point for me. Mama got this recipe from 'some man' and she can't remember who. So if you are that 'some man' who brought this dish to a singing, please let us know.


July 2005