This is a wonderful salad recipe that is called som tam or som tom. It hits all the delicious notes that Thai cuisine is famous for. Be sure to only add the number of Thai chiles that you can handle but remember it should be spicy.
Course Salad or Side dish
Cuisine Southeast Asian, Thai
Prep Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Darlene at International Cuisine
Mortar and Pestle
2cupsGreen papaya threads
6-10Long Beanchopped into bite size pieces
1/2cuptomatoescherry or grape cut in half
1/4cuppeanuts roastedchopped and unsalted
6-8birds eye chili peppersor to your heat tolerance
1Tbsppalm sugargrated or brown sugar as a substitute
Put garlic and chili peppers in a mortar and mash wit a pestle until crushed into pieces.
Next add long beans, lemon juice palm sugar, fish sauce, tomato, and salt.
Finally add shredded papaya and mix together with a spoon and pestle until completely combined.
Taste it for flavor and adjust as needed. It should be spicy, salty and a little sweet and sour.
Plate the salad and sprinkle with the roasted peanuts.
Serve with lime wedges, a little palm sugar and extra peanuts