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- Jul 24 '15
GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
4 garlic cloves, minced
5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 Thai dried red chilies finely chopped
5 tablespoons of peanut oil
1 tablespoon of chili oil
12 green beans
2/3 cup of cherry tomatoes halved (can combine red and yellow tomatoes)
1- 1/2 pound green papaya, peeled, halved, seeded
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 green onions, very thinly sliced
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped roasted peanuts
Whisk first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Slowly whisk in peanut oil and chili oil. Set dressing aside.
Cook beans in medium saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water.
Peel papaya, cut in half and discard the seeds and inner pulp. Shred with a box grater on the largest holes. Place in large bowl.
Add tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, and green beans. Pour dressing over & toss. Sprinkle with peanuts
SHRIMP PAD THAI WITH SOBA NOODLES
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 inch piece of ginger roughly chopped
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons peanut oil can substitute vegetable oil
1 pound peeled large raw shrimp
9 ounces soba (buckwheat) noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup of cilantro roughly chopped
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2 limes, quartered, for serving
In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients and ¼ cup hot water: puree until smooth and set aside.
Heat a wok or large skillet on medium high. When it’s hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil and swirl to coat the pan. Then add the shrimp and cook until they just turn pink, about 2 minutes. Transfer them to a plate.
Add another tablespoon of oil to the wok and swirl.
Return the shrimp to the pan along with the peanut sauce, cooked soba. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
Top with peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.
SIMPLE THAI ICED TEA
8 Cups of Water
4 Black Tea Bags
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 star anise pods
3/4 cup, sweetened condensed milk
Steep8 cups of hot water with 4 tea bags of black tea and 2 star anise podsfor 8 minutes. Take out the star anise pods and tea bags. When cool, add1 teaspoon vanilla and sweetened condensed milk. Serve over ice &enjoy!