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Green Papaya Salad

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  Medium shrimp 1⁄4 Pound, shelled and deveined
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Serrano chilies 2 , seeded and minced
  Chopped roasted peanuts 1 Tablespoon
  Palm sugar/Light brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Long beans/Green beans 1⁄2 Pound (Asparagus Beans)
  Firm ripe tomato 1 , sliced
  Green papaya 2 Pound, peeled, seeded and cut into 2 by 1/8 inch strips (1 Whole)
  Fresh lime juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Nam pla 1 Teaspoon
  Leaf lettuce head 1 , leaves separated
  Green cabbage head 1⁄4 , cored and cut into wedges

1. In a small saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook until loosely curled and just opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain. Cut the shrimp into 1/2-inch pieces.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine the garlic, serrano chiles, peanuts, palm sugar and salt. Blend or process to a paste. Set aside.
3. In a saucepan, blanch the long beans in boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shrimp and tomato. Mash with a wooden spoon until blended. Alternatively, use a mortar and pestle to pound the ingredients. The shrimp will retain their shape for the most part, and the tomato should be almost pureed. Gradually add the papaya strips and mix until incorporated. Add the reserved garlic paste and blend well. Stir in the lime juice and nampla.
5. To serve, arrange some of the lettuce leaves on a platter. Mound the salad on top. Place the long beans, cabbage wedges and remaining lettuce leaves on separate plates and serve alongside.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 212 Calories from Fat 26

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.7%

Saturated Fat 0.49 g2.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 43.1 mg14.4%

Sodium 337.3 mg14.1%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13.1%

Dietary Fiber 9.2 g36.9%

Sugars 20.9 g

Protein 11 g22.6%

Vitamin A 223.6% Vitamin C 308.5%

Calcium 13.6% Iron 13.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Green Papaya Salad Recipe