Somtam (Thai Green Papaya Salad)


 Ingredients - 

2 tablespoons roasted peanuts

1-10 red elevated chilies

5 little (or big 2-3) garlic cloves

1 1⁄2 tablespoons palm sugar

2 -long beans (or green beans), cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) pieces

4 cherry tomatoes, cut

2 tablespoons new lime juice

 2 teaspoons salt

1⁄2 medium green papaya, stripped and destroyed

1 carrot, Julien

Method - 

In a Frying pan, toast the peanuts over a medium hotness until brilliant brown. Remove from the pan and set aside

In  a pestle and mortar coarsely pound the chilies and garlic together add the palm sugar, beans and tomatoes. Then Squeeze the lime juice.

Now add the green papaya and carrot. Pound again and throw to consolidate. The taste should be sweet and salty in perfect balance, with a sharp, sour and spicy tang.

Decorate plate with green leaves and sprinkle over the roasted peanuts.

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