Happy New Year to everyone!
In year 2014 #chopstickspoon promise to share more easy-to-make recipes from my kitchen to your kitchen including main dishes, side dishes, sweets and drinks. The first recipe of the year is “Green Papaya Salad”. Hope you enjoy it!
1 Small green papaya
Brown tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes)
Mint/ basil & coriander leaves
Prepare a bowl of cold water, 1 tbsp lemon and 1 tbsp white sugar. Leave it to aside
Peel the papaya skin completely. Cut the papaya in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using a spoon. Shred the papaya into thin strands using a shredding tool or mandolin, make sure to get rid of the papaya core.
This is a very important step – Wash and Soak shredded papaya in the cold water bowl you prepare ealier (leave about 5-7 minutes). Repeat this process couple times to keep papaya not turn brown and get rid of the sticky residue. Then use a salad dryer to remove water.
Place papaya and tomatoes wedges into a serving bowl, add coriander and basil/ mint leaves
Pour dipping fish sauce on top and serve as a side dish with fried shrimp chips (optional)