Thursday, January 3, 2008

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad
Here is another dish from my cooking class in Thailand.
The proportions differ greatly around Thailand, and may be altered to the taste. Its very hard to estimate how much of the ingredients to be used (more or less chili, sweetness of the papaya, etc).

finely chopped red chilies (about 1 small chili)
minced garlic (about 1 clove)
long beans ( a small handful of green beans may be used)
roasted peanuts-small handful
1 plum tomato
1 lime
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp sugar
shredded green papaya (about 1/2 of a papaya)
shredded carrot (about 1/2 cup)

To make the sauce mix together some finely chopped chilies, garlic, long beans, peanuts, and tomato. Traditionally a mortar and pestle is used to really crush and mix all of the ingredients together. Add juice of half a lime. Mix well. Add soy sauce and sugar. Then add papaya and carrot, and mix well.


Kristy said...

Hi fellow Columbus Blogger!

Are there any local Thai places that you like?

I really liked the Phad Thai in the North Market (they have a sign saying they are the best in Columbus). But you may have a more trained palette for what is GOOD.

Court Cooks said...

We like Thai Orchid on Sawmill.