Green Papaya Salad
This simple, easy to follow, shot taking time –only more or less 15 minutes, practical, homemade recipe of the tasty and mild Green Papaya Salad with shredded green papaya, peanuts, tomatoes and string beans will give a yummy and healthy Thai Salad that is really good not only for you but also for all of the members in your family. Do try!!
Green Papaya Salad or Som Tam in Thai Language is very popular and it has the right balance of the four characteristics in Thai Cuisine, spicy, salty, sweet and sour.
There are six important main ingredients of Green Papaya Salad such as The Green Papaya itself, Red Thai bird’s eye chilies, roasted peanuts, Thai Palm Sugar, cherry tomatoes and lime juice.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GREEN PAPAYA?
Green Papaya is actually a papaya that is not ripe yet. It has firm and crunchy texture that is really suitable for salad. It is also a little bit mild or light in taste and a little bit sweet, too. The Green Papaya, the whole or the shredded one is easily found and bought at Asian Supermarkets.
Green Papaya is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. So, yes, IT is really healthy for you not only for the taste but also for its fiber and rich natural enzymes which will strengthen your digestion system.
When you buy the shredded Green Papaya and make it into Green Papaya Salad, you can still enjoy it up to maximum 2 weeks if you freeze it in the fridge. So, it’s fine to store much of green papaya in your fridge.
HOW MANY CALORIES OF GREEN PAPAYA SALAD PER SERVING?
Green Papaya Salad is very light and has only 209 calories per serving.
WHAT MEALS TO SERVE WITH GREEN PAPAYA SALAD?
Some other meals such as Coconut Lime Noodle Soup, Pineapple Fried Rice, Thai Chicken Curry, and Tom Yum Soup can be served after Green Papaya Salad for more complete Thai Food and for more complete weekday lunch or weeknight dinner.
One Main Course that can be served after Green Papaya Salad is Tom Yum Soup. Let’s find out a little bit about Tom Yum Soup.
A PIECE OF INFORMATION ABOUT TOM YUM SOUP
Tom Yum Soup is one of the famous kinds of dishes from Thailand. Tom refers to the boiling process and Yum means “mixed”. It is not that difficult to cook Tom Yum Soup. One popular Tom Yum Soup is Tom Yum Goong. (Goong means Shrimp in Thai Language).
To have the best result of cooking Tom Yum Goong, there are things you need to know. Firstly, to cook the best Tom Yum Goong, you need to make shrimp bouillon simply by boiling the shrimp heads with some water. A well-made bouillon will give you an excellent taste of Tom Yum Soup.
Next, to have the spicy taste of Tom Yum Soup, use Nam Prik Pao (Thai roasted chili paste) and to create the flavorful taste, use the galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and bird’s eye chilies.
Finally, to have the Bangkok Style, which is a creamier and whiter Tom Yum Soup, pour several tablespoons of evaporated milk into the soup.
The Tom Yum Goong needs the ingredients such as shrimp bouillon, shrimp, lime juice, Thai chilies, Thai roasted chili paste, mushrooms and fish sauce. You are going to have the best bowl and very delicious Tom Yum Goong Soup when you have all of these ingredients.
COURSE : APPETIZER
CUISINE : SOUTH EAST ASIAN (THAI)
KEYWORD : GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
PREP TIME : 10 MINUTES
ADDITIONAL TIME : 5 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME : 15 MINUTES
SERVINGS : 2 PEOPLE
CALORIES : 209 CALORIES
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of dried shrimp
- 1-2 of Red Thai bird’s eye chilies
- ¼ cup of roasted peanuts
- Thai Palm Sugar up to your taste
- 6 oz of green papaya strands
- 6 of cherry tomatoes
- 1/3 cup of chopped into 1-inch length of string green beans
- Fresh limejuice up to your taste
- Fish sauce up to your taste
- The garlic and the red Thai bird’s eye chilies are pounded until they become a soft, smooth paste.
- The dried shrimp is added and pounded until the dried shrimp becomes broken up pieces but not entirely crushed.
- The chopped into small pieces of Thai palm sugar are added, maybe 2-3 teaspoon at first and later maybe more up to your taste.
- The peanuts are added and they are gently pounded until they become broken into small pieces, but not to the spot where they form a paste which is thick.
- The green beans are added and they are pounded with the mortar until they are spliiting and a little bit bruised.
- The papaya and tomatoes are added and they are crushed to make them bruised. You crushed the tomatoes in such a way that they release their juices and give their taste and color.
- 1-2 teaspoons of fish sauce and 1-2 teaspoons of lime juice are added to the mix.
- One of your hands holds a big spoon to help to turn thongs over and scrape down the sides of the mortar and another hand crushes away with the pestle.
- Continue pounding and turning things over for several seconds. The fish sauce, lime juice or palm sugar can be added more up to your taste.
- Dish them out. Now, your Homemade Green Papaya Salad is ready and you quickly serve the Green Papaya Salad.