Monday, April 17, 2006

Green Papaya Salad is famous Thai VegetarianFood

Som Tam is Green Papaya SaladGreen papaya salad is the most popular dish among women in Thailand according to a survey I heard on TV there. It is a Northeastern food that is eaten with sticky rice. Your favorite vegetarian Thai food are Som Tam. This menu for vegetarian and most famous of Thailand, it’s easy for cooking and delicious. And then use in period Kin Jay festival. That is good idea for Vegan.

Ingredients vegan version;

- 8-12 Thai chilies (bird peppers), each cut into 3-4 segments
- 8 cloves garlic, peeled and cut each into 2-3 pieces
- 4 cups julienned peeled unripe papaya - in strips 2-3 inches long and 1/8 inch thick
- 1 cup cut long beans - 1 1/2-inch-long segments
- 1 julienned carrot
- 1/4 cup tamarind juice the thickness of fruit concentrate
- Juice of 2-3 limes, to taste
- 2-3 Tbs. soy sauce, to taste
- 2-3 Tbs. palm sugar, melted with 1 Tbs. water into a thick syrup - use as needed
- 2 small tomatoes, cut into bite-size wedges; or 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts


Green Papaya Salad is Vegetarian Food1. Prepare the ingredients as indicated. Make tamarind juice by starting with 1 Tbs. of compressed tamarind in 1/3 cup of warm water. Work the tamarind with your fingers to dissolve the soft fruit; gather up remaining undissolvable pulp, squeeze to extract juice and discard. Add more tamarind or water as necessary to make 1/4 cup of concentrate.
2. Divide the ingredients into two batches and make each batch as follows. Using a large clay mortar with a wooden pestle, pound the garlic and chilies to a paste. Add the long beans and pound to bruise. Follow with the green papaya and carrot. Stir well with a spoon and pound to bruise the vegetables so that they absorb the heat and flavor of the chilies and garlic.
3. Add the tamarind and lime juice, soy sauce and palm sugar. Stir and pound a bit more to blend the vegetables with the flavorings and seasonings. Taste and adjust flavors to the desired hot-sour-sweet-and-salty combination. Then add the tomato pieces, stir and bruise lightly to blend in with the rest of the salad. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with peanuts.

Serves for; 6-8

Enjoy eating your cooking for Som Tam Thai vegetarian food.

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