|Som tam. © Ryan Schierling|
Eventually, I started doing my own shopping for green papaya, found a baseline recipe and we were never again disappointed by green papaya having stepped out on us.
1 carrot, peeled and julienned. Cheese grater method applies here as well, if you're partial.
1 dozen or so fresh green beans, topped and cut into mouth-manageable pieces
Tomatoes... your pick - either little ones halved or the bigger ones quartered
1 clove garlic, minced fine
Juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoons palm sugar
1 Thai bird chile, sliced into thin rounds
Mix everything well and let flavors combine
|Yum nua. © Ryan Schierling|