Julie's Green Papaya Salad
1 Green Papaya (A good, fresh green papaya is dark green and firm.)
1 garlic clove
1-2 dried red Thai chilies
4-5 cherry tomatoes, cut in half or quarters
Mushroom seasoning, to taste
1/2 to 1/4 lime
fish sauce, to taste
Regular vegetable peeler
Julienne peeler (if you are not going to shred the papaya in the traditional way)
Mortar and pestle
Using a large mortar and pestle and pound garlic and chilies together.
Add shrimp and crab paste and continue pounding.
Add papaya than add the rest of the ingredients and use a spoon to help mix ingredients together.
Taste and adjust to your taste, its should be sweet, sour, salty and hot.
Pairs Well With
Julie is famous for her 50 Chili Green Papaya Salad that even her family thinks is insanely hot! Here is a 1-2 chili version that Rusty's family still thinks is too hot. A version without any chilies may be all they can handle.