Thai Green Papaya Salad
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Thai Green Papaya Salad or Som Tam is a favorite for
visitors to Thailand.. It is a favorite with Thai girls for
lunch. Now you can learn to cook this dish at home using the
online videos. In the online video you will be taught by Thai
Chef Chanrat Karatna, nickname Air, and his staff not only how
to make Thai Green Papaya Salad but about the ingredients at his
cooking school Air's Thai Culinary Kitchen in Chiang Mai
Copy the recipe below then watch the making Thai
2 cups green papaya peeled and shredded (substitute: green
hard mango or carrot).
4 cloves garlic
1-2 birds eye chilies
½ cup long been or green bean, cut into ½ to 1 inch lengths.
2 tbsp dried shrimp, rinsed and dried
1-2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tamarind water/juice
1tbsp palm sugar
1-2 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts
Peel the papaya and rinse under running water, remove the
seeds and shred the flesh with a grater and set aside. In the
mortar and pestle add the garlic, chilies and beans, pound for
just a minute. The add the papaya, dried shrimp, fish sauce,
lime juice, palm sugar, tamarind water and tomatoes. Gently
pound using a large spoon to mix as you pound until the palm
sugar has melted. Put the ingredients on a serving plate then
add the roasted peanuts on the top. Serve with cabbage wedges
and sliced cucumber on the side.
Note: You can leave out the papaya and combine everything
else and use as a salad dressing over fresh cucumber and
onions (onions optional).