Friday, February 20, 2009

Green Papaya Salad

I'm going to make vietnamese green papaya salad with shrimp as an appetizer this weekend.

In The Scent of Green Papaya, there’s a scene where a woman (Mùi) is preparing papaya the traditional way, holding it in front of her, one hand holding the papaya and the other wielding a knife, tapping and quickly cutting and shredding perfect, julienned strips of papaya — no cutting board, no mandoline and no Cuisinart... (written by

My recipe: Shredded Green Papaya with fresh chilies, minced shallots, shrimp, shredded carrots, asian basil leaves, lemongrass, fish sauce, and coarsley chopped roasted peanuts.