Green Papaya Salad. OMG, it’s delicious.
I’ve written before about my affinity for this lovely dish, something I first discovered in Chiang Rai, Thailand, in a tiny, hole-in-the-wall establishment run by aged crones:
And yet, today, I made my own:
Not quite right, but I’m getting there. A bit too much heat from the chili peppers (that’s saying something for me). Next time, I’ll skip the additional salt, because I think there’s enough in the fish sauce. And I’ll add more lime to challenge that self-same fish sauce in the lovely dressing.
But, really good, The recipe says it serves four. LOL. I just ate the whole lot.
The recipe came from this book: Real Thai: The Best of Thailand’s Regional Cooking. So far, everything I’ve tried from it has tripped the “authentic” button.
Enjoy. Because I am!