Green-Papaya Salad

Green-Papaya Salad
Photo by Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons belacan (shrimp paste)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1 1/2-lb piece green papaya or 1 1/2 lb seedless cucumber (usually plastic-wrapped)
  • ¼ ounce small dried shrimp
  • 1 adjustable-blade slicer fitted with julienne attachment
  • 2 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • ¾ teaspoon salt
    • 1 large shallot
    • 1 mini food processor
    • 3 5 1/2-inch fresh Holland red chiles

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap belacan tightly in foil and bake 10 minutes. Open foil carefully and cool belacan to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Crumble belacan into mini food processor and finely purée with chiles and sugar. Soak shrimp in 1 cup hot water...

View full recipe at Epicurious

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