Green Papaya Salad Pok Pok Som Tam Recipe
2 cups green papaya peeled and julienned into thin strips.
Chinese cabbage or carrots can substitute.
3 small garlic cloves
1-2 green chili’s (small, add more if you desire spicy)
2 long green beans (cut into 1 inch pieces, about 1/2 cup)
5 dried shrimps (optional)
1 tbls Thai fish sauce
1 tbls lime or lemon juice
1 tbls palm sugar 1 tbls tamarind sauce or paste
1/2 tbls Thai fish sauce (optional)
2-3 cherry tomato (cut in half)
1 tbls roasted peanuts
Put the garlic, chili’s into a mortar and gently pound with pestle until ingredients are bruised but not mushy. Add the strips of papaya and pound gently to bruise the ingredients. Add the dried shrimps(optional), fish sauce, lime juice, tamarind sauce or paste, palm sugar and stir together using a spoon until the palm sugar has melted. Taste your dressing and adjust sweetness, saltiness or spice. Add the strips of papaya and use spoon to stir contents and coat the green papaya strips. Add the tomatoes, long green beans and mix to combine. Then add the peanuts and mix together. Serve immediately.