Green Papaya and Spicy Prawn Salad

Khanh Ong

Ingredients:

  • 2 birds eye chilli finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 300g prawns peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium green papaya shredded
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chili
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice and zest of the lime
  • 100g grape tomatoes
  • 1⁄2 a packed cup of thai basil
  • 1⁄2 a packed cup of coriander
  • 1⁄2 a packed cup of mint
  • 1 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts
  • 2 tsp fried shallots

To Serve:

  • Lime wedge

Method:

  1. Combine birdseye chilli, garlic, lime juice, peanut oil and prawns.
  2. In a hot pan cook the prawns until beautiful and orange about 2-3 minutes each side.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add the papaya and prawns.
  4. In a mortar and pestle pound palm sugar, shallots, long red chili until a rough paste forms, add fish sauce and lime.
  5. Add in grape tomatoes and bruise them gentle.
  6. Pour over the mixing bowl and add the herbs.
  7. Toss well and top with peanuts and fried shallots.

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