Thai Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum)

Serving 2 pax
Preparation Time 15 mins
Skill Easy
Ingredients

300g Green Papaya (Julienned)
10g Garlic
1-2 Chilli Padi
1 ½ tbsp Palm Sugar
2-3 Long Beans (Cut into 2-inch pieces)
3 tbsp Roasted Peanuts 
1 tbsp Small Dried Shrimp
2 tbsp Lime Juice
2 tsp Tamarind Juice
1 ½ tbsp Fish Sauce
100g Cherry Tomatoes

Method
  1. In a large mortar and pestle, pound garlic and chilies until there are no more big chunks.
  2. Add palm sugar and mash with the pestle until it turns into a wet paste and all the chunks are dissolved.
  3. Add long beans and pound to break down the fibre.
  4. Add dried shrimp and peanuts and pound to break the peanuts up slightly.
  5. Add fish sauce, tamarind juice, and lime juice and stir with a large spoon to mix and dissolve the sugar.
  6. Add shredded papaya and tomatoes, and mix well with the sauce.
  7. Plate and sprinkle with the remaining peanut. Dish is ready to serve.
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