Friday, 19 July 2013
Somtam ~ Thai green papaya salad
Green papaya salad is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. The dish combines the four main tastes of the local cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty, savoury fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar. The ingredients are mixed and pounded in a mortar.
500gm green papaya, shredded
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 green thai chillies, choppped
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
80gm long beans, cut and blanched lightly
40gm roasted peanuts
20gm dried shrimps, softened
1 sprig cilantro, shredded 1 stalk spring onion, sliced
3 tbsp fish sauce
4 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp palm sugar
1. Soak the shredded papaya in cold water briefly, drained well.
2. Place chilli, garlic, long beans, dried shrimps and peanuts in a mortar. Crush lightly.
3. Combine fish sauce, lime juice & palm sugar. Stir till sugar is well dissolved.
4. Toss all ingredients in a large mixing bowl evenly.