Sunday, May 06, 2007

somtam : papaya salad with bbq chicken

Somtam with BBQ Chicken.

2 cups of shredded green papaya
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 ½ tablespoon palm sugar, if not available can substitute it with regular sugar
3 tablespoons of lime juice
½ cups tomato, wedged
1/3 cup dried shrimp
¼ cup peanuts
1-3 green chillis ( as many as you like)
2 cloves garlic

use motar and prestle to crush the chillis and garlic,
add shrimps, continue crushing, add sugar, continue beating with the prestle,
add the papaya, beat, beat, beat, add fish sauce, beat, beat,
add lime juice, still beat, beat, beat,
add tomato, beat, beat, beat,
add peanuts, beat, beat,,... you may need to add either sugar, fish sauce, or lime. the final taste on the balance between sweet, (chillis) hot, salty, and sour.

serve with fresh vegetables, bbq chicken, and sticky rice.

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