Green Papaya Salad With Fried Snapper

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Listed in CNN Travel’s đứng top 50 Foods of the World, Green Papaya Salad is everything you know and love about South-East Asian salads. This thai salad – called Som Tum – is a riot of fresh colours and crunchy textures, brought to lớn life with a signature sour-sweet-savoury dressing spiked with a whack of fresh chilli. Now THIS is what I điện thoại tư vấn a salad!!!

And … welcome to THAI WEEK!

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Green papaya
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Varieties & background

Originating from Laos, variations of Green Papaya Salad can be found in countries across South-East Asia including Thailand, Vietnam và Cambodia. Salads can include everything from dried beef khổng lồ pickled crabs. Here in Australia, the thai version – called som tum – is probably the most well known & most widely available. So that’s the version I’m sharing today.

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What goes in Green Papaya Salad

Here’s what goes into the salad. The dressing ingredients are shown separately below.

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Green papaya

This is literally unripened papaya fruit that is the shape and form size of a melon. The texture of the inside is like potato. It’s firm but moist (though not starchy like potato), & ideal for shredding lượt thích we vì chưng for Green Papaya Salad.

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The taste is faintly astringent but overall fairly bland. You wouldn’t eat it plain lượt thích other fruit because it doesn’t have enough flavour.

Even though it’s considered a fruit, it’s not sweet at all in its unripened state.

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How it’s prepared – Peel using a standard vegetable peeler (the skin is quite soft). You might see the peel weep a trắng liquid, just wipe it off. Now cut papaya in half và remove the seeds using a spoon. Then finely shred into matchsticks using a julienning shredder, as pictured above.

Where to lớn find it – This is a bit of a specialty ingredient. You can find it at some Asian grocery stores (Thai và Vietnamese are best), and sometimes (sometimes!