Nộm đu đủ (Green Papaya Salad)
Serves 4 as a side salad.
1/2 green papaya, peeled and grated
1/2 carrot, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup of ice
Small handful bean shoots
3 shallots, thinly sliced
½ long red chili, seeds removed and finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
½ cup coriander, roughly chopped
1/2 a cup of mint leaves
2 tablespoon peanuts, roasted and chopped
2 tablespoon shallots
3 tablespoons sugar
2 ½ tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
Prepare papaya & carrot: Place grated papaya & grated carrot in a large bowl with the salt. Cover with cold water, add ice and leave to soak for 5-10 minutes. Drain, rinse and gently squeeze out excess water.
To the bowl with the prepared papaya & carrot, add with the bean shoots, shallots, chili, garlic, coriander, mint leaves and peanuts. Mix well by hand.
For the dressing combine sugar, lime juice and fish sauce in a small bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Pour dressing over salad ingredients and gently toss.
Serve in a large bowl sprinkled with the fried shallot and extra peanuts.