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post #21 of 36

OK  if you haven't seen this before bear with me it needs a little explanation.

You can make this with green mango or green papaya but its got to be hard,green & crisp. I couldn't get green mango.

 

AppleMark

Ripe sure but found green papaya at the Thai grocer.

You skin it ,halve it then shred it with peeler. Thai ladies do it with machete's & still have all their fingers but I aint taken chances .I bought a gadget.

The shop lady told me to shred it then put it in ice water for an hour.

Drain it well then mix mint leaf,kaffir lime leaf,salad onion,chopped chilli,cilantro, cress,I have to use wild rocket,cress wasn't up to scratch. Raw peanuts,halved cherry tomatoes or grape.

Then its about the dressing which I will get to later. Its got to have some zing. I am tinkering with it a bit.

I will marinate some prawns in ginger,garlic,lime,chilli,peanut oil then hit them hard & fast on a hot grill plate.

Then you just put them on the already assembled salad pour dressing over.

Its a very Leah style of meal, just not doable in her climate zone just now:biggrin:

post #22 of 36

AppleMark

I got this peeled my gadget went OK  but there was a fair bit of knife work as well.Its in ice water now.Green mango would have been better because they are rock hard & crisp.

AppleMark

12 king prawns in a marinade of peanut oil,lime juice & zest,ginger,chilli,lemongrass,kaffir lime leaf.

post #23 of 36

Hey Mike , if you are interested...

Some recipes for "som tam" (papaya salad) :

http://www.mixmenu.com/MA/Allston/THAI/thaiplace/AUTHENTIC%20THAI%20ISSARN%20DISHES%20SOMTAM/269-3671-0-0.htm

 

My favorite : som tam poo maa (= with salty swimming crab).

http://cookwithammie.blogspot.com/2010/06/som-tum-poo-maa.html

 

Here they say : so many different cooks = so many different som tams.

 

Be aware of the som tam palaa (with stinky fish) ...

 

Enjoy !

post #24 of 36
Thread Starter 

That looks so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

 

And FrankBe's ideas too!

 

Such fantastic things you have access to!

 

And yes, that's a "Leah-esque" meal indeed! Love it!

 

Cheers! - Leah

post #25 of 36

AppleMark

AppleMark

I will get some text up shortly. It was a great meal on a hot summer night.

post #26 of 36

Thanks FrankBE thats a great link with clearer steps. That salty crab looks great:drool I love those sorts of flavours.

I just assembled the salad in a bit of a western way .Lettuce leaves on the bottom then built it up with onion,cucumber,red pepper then the green papaya,cherry tomato ,chilli,peanuts,cilantro sprigs.

I was making it with my new girlfriend watching so didn't take photos of the in between steps.

I had a screaming hot grill plate bit of peanut oil & just hit the prawns hard & fast poured rest of marinade over them.

The dressing I went a little way of course & used a mixture of blood orange juice & lime juice.Palm sugar,rice vinegar,ginger,lemongrass & a bit of chipotle sauce because I didn't have anything else.

Its all taste in this stage for me & I just eyeball all the measurements but it was 2 limes 2 blood oranges & I just built of that.

Great meal on a hot night here.

post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by Leah Elisheva View Post
 

That looks so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

 

And FrankBe's ideas too!

 

Such fantastic things you have access to!

 

And yes, that's a "Leah-esque" meal indeed! Love it!

 

Cheers! - Leah

It is a bit you Leah,via Thailand :biggrin:. Keep the prawns fast, simple,spicy lots of healthy salad. Dressing has only a couple of ingredients really,as long as you have fish sauce ,lime,palm sugar ,rice vinegar your good to go.

post #28 of 36
Thread Starter 

Looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers! - Leah

post #29 of 36
So many different cooks so many different son tams , love it.
Any chance you might knock one out for us Frank?
You are on the mother load of authentic Thai food.
I have great ingredients here & a lot of Thai stores but its Sydney still.
post #30 of 36

My favorite is this one :

 

SEA CRAB PAPAYA SALAD (SOM TAM POO MAA)

 

sliced papaya…2 cup

sea crab….2

tomato..2

long bean…1

bird chilli..6

garlic…..4-5

palm sugar…1/2 tablespoon

fish sause….1 table spoon

lime juice….1-2 table spoon

 

1. clean crab and  keep in the fridge

2. crush the garlic and chilli

3. then add the papaya , tomato, long bean and beating together

4. cut the crab into 4 pieces

5. add cut crab ,beat softly

6. finally, season with sugar, fish sauce, and  lime juice

7. serve with sticky rice / grilled chicken

 

 If you have a Thai morter (=klok) it's great , otherwise you can use any +/- strong bowl.

Never use soap to clean this thing (it's porous) , just clean it with hot water.

The crushing you can start in that klok and then trow in the rest , so all the flavors can mix well.

A tip from my personal taste : when adding the lime juice , just squeeze the limes and trow in the peels and beat a bit longer.

Beating the papaya slices together with all the ingredients do the trick for the best taste.

 

To be honest , most of the time I just buy som tam (regular with those small salty black crabs) beside the street.

You can find them everywhere here and the price (+/-) for 1 dish = 30 THB = 1 AUD.

With that "swimming sea crab" the price go to 80 THB.

 

One thing is for sure , fresh sea food markets like you have there = no way to find that here !

 

Enjoy !!!

post #31 of 36
I just think its great food ! It gets done here in Thai restaurants but also in places that get called modern Australian . It will be on the menu next to maybe chicken wings or carpaccio or pasta.
Some places mess with it & cut corners . It fits here because of the climate & because so many Aussies have been to Thailand. It's just a great thing for that summer dining gig.
I would eat it. For lunch everyday if I could but I do have a love affair with Laksa as well.It doesn't really fit into a category on the forum but its the go to Sydney office worker lunch.Taken very seriously here,I mean seriously,people talk about ,compare,reminisce , " I remember my first seafood laksa it cost $ 5 I was ........
post #32 of 36
Thread Starter 

Wow, that recipe sounds amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Terrific stuff FrankBe!

 

You & Mick sure have fabulous markets within your reach! That is sensational and so delicious to see!!!!

 

Thank you for sharing! Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Cheers! - Leah

post #33 of 36

What a lobster feast! and a very well made video!

 

Thanks for the post.

 

A lobster pizza I made.

 

dcarch

 

post #34 of 36
Thread Starter 

OH WOW Dcarch!!!

 

Thank you so much for kind words, and for this AMAZING PIZZA!!! I LOVE it! That is tremendous!!! BRAVO!!! Tell me all about it!!!! Every single thing!!!

 

It looks delicious!!!!

 

Merry Christmas!!!! Cheers! - Leah

post #35 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leah Elisheva View Post
 

OH WOW Dcarch!!!

 

Thank you so much for kind words, and for this AMAZING PIZZA!!! I LOVE it! That is tremendous!!! BRAVO!!! Tell me all about it!!!! Every single thing!!!

 

It looks delicious!!!!

 

Merry Christmas!!!! Cheers! - Leah

Thanks Leah!

 

It was a pizza made with garden fresh Sunglod cherry tomatoes, A generous amount of lobster was added with the cheese after the dough was almost done, so that the lobsters would not overcook.

 

dcarch

post #36 of 36
Thread Starter 

Well Dcarch, that is simply the most beautiful thing! How fantastic!

 

I'm so glad you shared it!!! And I will attempt or make some "version" of it at home in the New Year sometime, and then credit you if sharing it on here. Meanwhile, just to even look at yours and appreciate it all, is so fun!!!

 

Happy wrap up of 2013!!! Cheers! - Leah

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