Thursday, October 25, 2012

CRISPY GREEN MANGO, APPLE AND JICAMA SALAD

My version of a Thai green mango salad. This salad goes perfect with anything fried like fried chicken, fried fish and even fried pork chop. Best and famous with Thai crispy fish. Thai crispy fish with green mango salad is one of the best dish i had during my visit to Thailand. That dish will be for another blog. In the meantime let's continue with the salad ;)

This salad is easy to make and you can substitute other ingredients to make it your own. The addition of the jicama is my version. So, you can probably add pears to the salad or any crispy/crunchy fruit...hhmmm now i need to try that. ;)

The secret to a fresh and crispy salad, is to make sure you buy fresh fruits and no blemish as much as possible

Ingredients: 
For 4 serving

1 green mango (choose a big size and make sure it's not ripe)
1 jicama (medium size)
1 apple (green and tart- granny smith is perfect)
1 lime or more if you want it sour
cilantro (washed, this will all depend on how much cilantro you want. Omit, if you don't like cilantro)
2 pieces of Thai bird chili 
1 small shallot or small sweet onion
2 T pounded roasted peanuts
1 T chopped roasted dried shrimps ( available at any Asian stores)
Dressing: ****
5 T fish sauce
4 T fresh lime juice
2 T sugar

 **** Taste and adjust the dressing to suit your taste.

Peel and grate or julienne the mango and jicama. Slice the apple and onion the same way.
Roast and chop peanuts.
Roast and chop dried shrimps (optional)
Mix all the dressing ingredients (Remember, taste it first and adjust if needed)
Toss the salad and garnish more cilantro or dried shrimp if you want.



Oh...so...delicious!!! Crunchy, crispy, sweet, sour and tangy!!!!!





Some of the ingredients.... green apple, jicama, green mango and lime



An important ingredient. Fish sauce. I love this brand but you can use any brand of course.


I  know this might not be available in your area, or you are allergic to shrimp,you can omit this ingredient. But if you ask me...really, i think this does add flavor to the salad.







I served this salad with my version of the Thai Crispy Fish. Recipe to follow;)
Now, i want to make this salad again!!!! lol!




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