Thursday, May 6, 2010

Green Papaya Salad

(4 servings)

I usually add long green beans to this, but forgot to get them; I even had them on my shopping list.

3 small Thai chilies or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
2 small cloves of garlic, peeled
2 tbsp small dried shrimp
2-3 tbsp fish sauce
2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1-2 tbsp brown sugar, to taste

3 cups shredded green papaya
6 cherry tomatoes, cut up
1/2 green onion, chopped
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup  peanuts

Pound together the chilies and garlic. Add the shrimp, fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. Combine until the sugar is dissolved. I also pound in a few slices of tomato at this point.

Place the papaya into a bowl and pour the sauce over it. Mix and gently pound a bit to crush and distribute the juices. Mix in the remaining tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Toss the peanuts over the top.



mr. pineapple man said...

yummy~~ i love papaya salad! wish my supermarket has papaya :)

Gerlinde in Washington said...

My local supermarket doesn't carry them either, I had to make a special trip to an asian market.

Tanya said...

Oh this looks so yummy!

Anonymous said...

looks very close to the real thing. although real papaya salad the papaya shreds are very long and thin, there's a type of shredder that does the job and they sells at some asian markets.

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