Friday, August 17, 2012

Papaya and Garden Herb Salad (serves 1-2)

You can make the salad with boiled shrimp (shell and intestine remove), thinly sliced boiled lobster meat, thinly sliced boiled pork, or chicken.  I have made my papaya salad with shrimp, lobster, octopus, pork, chicken and a combo of shrimp and pork.  They are all very tasty.  Today I made my salad using fresh garden herbs because I have it growing in my garden.  


4 C packed of shredded green papaya
1 C fresh herb (mint leaves, shiso, Thai basil, Vietnamese cilantro), torn
3 Tbsp Vietnamese dipping sauce  (nước chấm) or to taste
Roasted peanuts, coarsely ground, garnish
Chili pepper, optional


1) When ready to eat toss the papaya, herbs, chili pepper, and nước chấm in a large bowl.
2) Mix until all ingredients are blended.
3) Divide the contents into 2 plates.
4) Garnish with peanuts.

papaya (Maui, 2011)
mix shredded papaya, torn herbs,
and nước chấm in a bowl

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