Apple and Smoked-Bacon Salad with Lychees and Chili Nuts


  • 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (preferably Tiparos brand)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

  • For salad
    • 1 1/2 pounds Winesap or Gala apples (3 to 4)
    • 1 1/2 pounds Mutsu (also called Crispin) or Golden Delicious apples (3 to 4)
    • 1/2 pound slab bacon, any rind discarded, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch lardons (sticks)
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 16 canned lychees (from a 20-ounce can), drained and quartered, at warm room temperature
    • 1/2 cup chopped scallions at room temperature

    • Equipment: an adjustable-blade slicer


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