Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Green Papaya Salad (Yum Lahong)

Green Papaya Salad (Yum Lahong)

This salad is different from Bok Lahong, Khmer call it Yum Lahong or Vietnamese Green Papaya salad

For the Dressing
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fish sauce
1 cup water
4 T lime juice or vinegar (about 1to 2 lime juice)
1 T minced garlic

Mix all everything together on low heat until sugar is dissolved. Taste and adjust the dressing, let it cool down.

For the meat you can use
Jumbo grill shrimps
Shredded cooked chicken
Make sure you season the chicken and shrimp first if you prefer to grill it.

For the salad
2 lbs shredded green papaya
1 cup shredded carrots
2 cup Thai Basils
1 cup mints
1 cup cilantro
1/4 cup dried shrimp if you use chicken (optional)
Crush roasted peanut for garnish
Chili for spicy salad (optional)

When ready to serve mix shredded green papaya carrots chicken and grill shrimp with dressing (little by little incase it is salty) then add herbs to it, top with roasted crush peanut to garnish your salad. (If you have dried shrimp soak wash then add to the salad)

This salad we serve with dried beef jerky.


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