Recipes - Thai

Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad)
Som Tum


A popular Thai, dish papaya salad is called som tum, with “som” meaning “sour” and “Tum” referring to the pounding sound of the large pestle used to crush ingredients. Enjoy som tum by itself as a snack, or with grilled beef and chicken as a meal.
Cooking Time:
Serves:3 to 4
Total time: 15mins - 30mins
Course: Main
Cook Method: Mix
Cuisine: Thai









Ingredients:

1 clove garlic (peeled)
1 large fresh chilli (crushed)
15g dried shrimp
40g long beans (cut into 3cm lengths)
30g roasted unsalted peanuts
1 tbsp soft palm sugar
1½ tbsp lime juice
1½ fish sauce
4 cherry tomatoes (halved)
100g green papaya flesh (julienned)




Steps:
  1. Place the garlic and chilli in a mortar and use the pestle to crush.
  2. Add the shrimp and long beans and pound a few times to bruise the beans.
  3. Add the peanuts and pound a few more times.
  4. Add the palm sugar and lightly grind until it has dissolved, then add the lime juice and fish sauce.
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes and pound lightly.
  6. Add the papaya and pound lightly, then mix well with a spoon.
  7. Dish out and serve!

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Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad)

Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad)

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A popular Thai, dish papaya salad is called som tum, with “som” meaning “sour” and “Tum” referring to the pounding sound of the large pestle used to crush ingredients. Enjoy som tum by itself as a snack, or with grilled beef and chicken as a meal.

Cooking Time:
Serves: 3 to 4
Total time: 15mins - 30mins
Course: Main
Cook Method: Mix
Cuisine: Thai
Ingredients

1 clove garlic (peeled)
1 large fresh chilli (crushed)
15g dried shrimp
40g long beans (cut into 3cm lengths)
30g roasted unsalted peanuts
1 tbsp soft palm sugar
1½ tbsp lime juice
1½ fish sauce
4 cherry tomatoes (halved)
100g green papaya flesh (julienned)

Instructions
  1. Place the garlic and chilli in a mortar and use the pestle to crush.
  2. Add the shrimp and long beans and pound a few times to bruise the beans.
  3. Add the peanuts and pound a few more times.
  4. Add the palm sugar and lightly grind until it has dissolved, then add the lime juice and fish sauce.
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes and pound lightly.
  6. Add the papaya and pound lightly, then mix well with a spoon.
  7. Dish out and serve!

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