• drunkenninja (edited 8 years ago)

    I have this amazing Thai Papaya salad that I must have at least once a month (best when server in the summer!).

    Salad Ingredients:

    2 x Papaya
    1 x Bag of Sugar Snap Peas
    15-20 x Cherry Tomatoes (or similar)

    1. Peel the papaya, then cut it in half along its length, then remove seeds with spoon and then cut the half down the middle again and chop into pieces about half an inch thick.
    2. Wash and remove the ends of the peas as needed.
    3. Wash and cut the tomatoes in half.5 4. Place all of these ingredients in a bowl and chill int he fridge for at least 1 hour.

    Dressing Ingredients:

    20-30 x Unsalted Peanuts (peeled)
    5 x Garlic Wedges
    6 x Tablespoons Fish Oil
    6 x Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
    2 x Small Red Chilli Peppers

    Note: A Mortar and Pestle is highly recommended, but fine chopping the ingredients and crushing them with a cleaver (against a cutting board) can also do the job effectively.

    1. Pour peanuts into the mortar and crush them into a fine paste, you want this to reach to consistency of a peanut butter.
    2. Peel the garlic and use a garlic crusher to squeeze into the mortar, use the pestle to mix and crush the garlic with the peanut paste.
    3. Peel and de-seed the chilli peppers (if you like it spicy, leave a few seeds), then finely chop them into a very fine paste and throw them into the mortar.
    4. Mix and crush everything as much as possible and until you're happy with the consistency of the paste.
    5. Pour the freshly squeezed lemon juice into the mortar and use the pestle to gently mix the juice with the paste, do the same with the fix oil.
    6. Once everything has been mixed up be sure to cover the top with cling wrap and place it in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

    Note: Be sure to restrain yourself from adding salt or extra spices, there is more than enough salt from the fish sauce and the garlic and chilli peppers hold their own!


    Depending on the portion size, place the salad into bowls and then put about 1-2 tablespoons of the dressing. The dressing is strong, so don't over do it! Always serve chilled while sitting in the heat!

    • fanficmistress

      That sounds very refreshing and a great recipe for a picnic!