Green-Papaya Salad

Green-Papaya Salad
Photo by Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

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

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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Variations on Green-Papaya Salad

  • Green Papaya Salad
    • 2 Tbs. roasted peanuts, coarsely crushed
    • 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 2 slices or small wedges of lime (optional)
    • 2-3 Tbs. fish sauce
    • +9 other ingredients
  • Green Papaya Salad
    • 6 Thai chiles
    • 2 tablespoons asian fish sauce
    • 1 pound green papaya
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp


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