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                         Green Papaya Salad (Pham)
 
 Recipe By     : Mai Pham’s The Best of Vietnamese and Thai Cooking
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3                    fresh thai bird chilies -- or more to taste
                         OR any red chilies -- thinly sliced
    1      clove         garlic -- thinly sliced
    1                    shallot -- thinly sliced
    3                    dried shrimp -- soaked in warm
                         water for five minutes
                         and rinsed -- optional
    2      teaspoons     brown sugar
      1/2                teapsoon salt
    1      tablespoon    fish sauce
    4      tablespoons   fresh lime juice
    1      small         unripe green papaya -- peeled
                         julienned -- rinsed
                         and patted dry with paper towels
                         (about 2 to 3 cups)
    1      large         carrot -- peeled
                         and finely shredded -- soaked in
                         ice water for ten minutes -- drained
    8                    cherry tomatoes -- cut in half
    1      small         head red leaf lettuce -- leaves separated
                         and washed
    2      tablespoons   chopped roasted peanuts -- for garnish
 
 1. Combine the chilies, garlic, shallot, shrimp and sugar in a mortar and
 pound into a paste. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the salt, fish sauce
 and lime juice and blend well.
 
 2. Add the papaya to the mortar. Using a spoon continuously turn the
 papaya, gently pound it so the fruit bruises slightly, about 1 minute. You
 may have to work in several small batches. Add the papaya to the spice
 mixture.
 
 3. Add the carrot and tomatoes and toss. Transfer to a serving plate lined
 with lettuce leaves and garnish with peanuts.
 
 Recipe from Mai Pham’s The Best of Vietnamese and Thai Cooking. Copyright
 1996, Mai Pham.
 
 
 Notes: When papaya is not available, cabbage can be used as a substitute
 Ingredients
 
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