Green-Papaya Salad

Green-Papaya Salad
Photo by Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

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

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...

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Variations on Green-Papaya Salad

  • Green Papaya Salad
    • 1 Tbs. tamarind water
    • 3-4 Tbs. shaved palm sugar, to taste
    • Good pinch of salt
    • 2 Tbs. dried prawns, rinsed and drained
    • +9 other ingredients
  • Green Papaya Salad
    • 4 tablespoons palm or brown sugar
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons asian fish sauce
    • 6 Thai chiles
    • 1 pound green papaya


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