Genuine Northern Thai Style Papaya Salad with Peanuts
Ingredients
 4—5 small hot red chili peppers
 2 small or 1 large garlic bulb
 Tamarind paste (inexpensive and available in small can or jar at most Asian or Thai markets, and at Asian/Oriental food sections of some supermarkets)
 Thai-style fish sauce (also inexpensive and available in bottles at most Asian or Thai markets and at Asian/Oriental food sections of some supermarkets)
 2 small or medium ripe firm tomatoes
 A handful (¼ — ⅓ cup) cocktail-style shelled peanuts, salted or not to taste
 1 fresh lime
 1 medium-sized green papaya or prepared julienned green papaya from a Thai or Asian market
 A few fresh French-cut long garden beans, and/or ½ a sliced carrot (for garnish)
Directions
1

Chop chilis fine or pulverize with mortar and pestle

2

Add finely chopped garlic or pulverize with chili peppers in mortar and pestle

3

Add 1 tbsp tamarind paste to mixture; blend

4

Add 1 tbsp Thai-style fish sauce to mixture; blend

5

Squeeze juice of 1 fresh lime into mixture; blend

6

Peel and julienne the green papaya; the slivers should be crisp and not limp

7

Chop tomatoes medium (peel first if preferred); lightly mix in bowl with julienned papaya

8

Spoon sauce/spice mixture into bowl with papaya and tomatoes; gently blend mixture until uniform

9

Serve alone or on lettuce garnish on individual plates.

10

Sprinkle whole or chopped cocktail peanuts as garnish on top

11

Add washed uncooked beans and/or sliced carrots as garnish

About Genuine Northern Thai Style Papaya Salad with Peanuts

Contributed by: Amphrai Alspaugh, Fairfield, CA
Serves two

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Ingredients

 4—5 small hot red chili peppers
 2 small or 1 large garlic bulb
 Tamarind paste (inexpensive and available in small can or jar at most Asian or Thai markets, and at Asian/Oriental food sections of some supermarkets)
 Thai-style fish sauce (also inexpensive and available in bottles at most Asian or Thai markets and at Asian/Oriental food sections of some supermarkets)
 2 small or medium ripe firm tomatoes
 A handful (¼ — ⅓ cup) cocktail-style shelled peanuts, salted or not to taste
 1 fresh lime
 1 medium-sized green papaya or prepared julienned green papaya from a Thai or Asian market
 A few fresh French-cut long garden beans, and/or ½ a sliced carrot (for garnish)

Directions

1

Chop chilis fine or pulverize with mortar and pestle

2

Add finely chopped garlic or pulverize with chili peppers in mortar and pestle

3

Add 1 tbsp tamarind paste to mixture; blend

4

Add 1 tbsp Thai-style fish sauce to mixture; blend

5

Squeeze juice of 1 fresh lime into mixture; blend

6

Peel and julienne the green papaya; the slivers should be crisp and not limp

7

Chop tomatoes medium (peel first if preferred); lightly mix in bowl with julienned papaya

8

Spoon sauce/spice mixture into bowl with papaya and tomatoes; gently blend mixture until uniform

9

Serve alone or on lettuce garnish on individual plates.

10

Sprinkle whole or chopped cocktail peanuts as garnish on top

11

Add washed uncooked beans and/or sliced carrots as garnish

Genuine Northern Thai Style Papaya Salad
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