Papaya Salad-Thai Cooking

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Over the holidays I had the most amazing experience, I got to travel to Thailand. The culture was awesome, but even better was the food. Thai food is not only packed with a lot of flavor, but most dishes are healthy for you too! So today I am making my favorite…. Papaya Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium dark green papaya
  • 3 garlic cloves (kratiem)
  • 1 red Thai Chilies (prikkheenoo)
  • 1 tomato, cut into wedges
  • ½ cup of chopped green beans
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • ¼ cup of lime juice (1 lime squeezed) (ma-kaampiag)
  • 1 cup of unsalted peanuts


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Directions:

  1.  Peel the papaya and rinse with running water to remove the acid. Remove the seeds and shred the papaya with a grater. Set aside in a bowl of ice water for crispiness.
  2.  Place the garlic cloves and the chilies in a mortar and mash with a pestle until crushed into chunks. Place the papaya and the remaining ingredients in the mortar and gently combine all ingredients by mixing with the pestle and a spoon. Serve cold and enjoy!

Mojo Sauce to spice up your tacos & burritos :)

Mojo Sauce to spice up your tacos & burritos :)

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Ingredients:

Mojo Sauce:

4 garlic cloves

1 can of serrano chilies

1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves

Juice 1 Lemon

Juice 1 orange

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Make the Mojo Sauce: 

Put the garlic, chilies, cilantro, lime juice, orange juice, and olive oil into a food processor and

 process

 until smooth.

 Salt & Pepper to Taste.