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Thai Food, Green Papaya Salad.

Som Tam


1 medium dark green papaya

4 garlic cloves

6 green Thai chillies (Phrik Khi Nu)

2 tomatoes, cut into wedges

1/2 cup green beans, chopped into 1/2 in. (1 cm.) pieces

2 tablespoons anchovy sauce

1/2 tablespoon palm sugar

1/4 cup (2 fl.oz/60 ml.) lime or tamarind juice


Peel the papaya and rinse under running water. Roughly grate the papaya flesh or cut it into shreds. Remove the seeds. Set aside. In a mortar, pound the garlic cloves, chilli’s, chopped green beans and cherry tomatoes to a rough puree. Add the papaya, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice and dried shrimps. Gently pound them until roughly mixed. Add the chopped peanuts and garnish with dried shrimps. Tip: serve cold accompanied with sticky rice

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