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Craig's Best Dang Som Tam Recipe in Canada
Green Papaya Salad
All Measurements are approximations:

4 Thai chillies peppers, cut up a bit
4 cloves garlic, peeled and cut up slightly
1 Tbls. small dried shrimp (optional)
1 cup coarsely shredded unripened papaya
1 cup coarsely shredded carrots
1/2 cup coarsely cut long beans
Juice of 2 or so limes, to taste
2 Tbls. fish sauce, to taste
2 Tbls palm sugar or brown sugar,
1 small tomato, cut into bite-size wedges; or a handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts


Using a mortar and pestle, mash the garlic, peppers and shrimp together;

add the beans, papaya and carrots and slightly mash just to mix

(in a small bowl, make the dressing by combining the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar --

add this dressing to the papaya mix --

combine by tossing or mashing ever so slightly --

toss in the tomatoes and peanuts.

Let sit for a few minutes and serve.

Preparation Time: 15 min Serves: 4
Recipe Origin: Thailand
Submitted by:
Craig A Bedard
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