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Fruit And Shrimp Salad - (Yam Polamai)

Cuisine: Thai
Type: Fish
Courses: Salads
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 474mlAssorted fruits sliced: apples - pears, tangerine,
  Grapefruit - pomelo, grapes, mand
2 tablespoons 30mlOil
1   Shallot - thinly sliced
3   Garlic - thinly sliced
  One lime - juice of
1 teaspoon 5mlKosher salt
1 teaspoon 5mlSugar - or to taste
1/4 cup 59mlCooked shrimp
2 tablespoons 30mlToasted peanuts - chopped
1   Fresh red chili - seeded, finely chopp

Recipe Instructions

1. Cut fruit into bite-sized pieces. If using pomelo, peel individual sections and break apart into grains about the size of a grape seed. if grapes contain seeds, split and seed them. Toss apple or pear slices in a little citrus juice to keep them from turning brown.

2. In a small skillet or saucepan, heat oil over low heat and gently fry shallot and garlic until lightly browned. Remove and drain on paper towels.

3. In a medium bowl, combine lime juice, salt, and sugar and stir to dissolve. Add fruits, shrimp, and half the garlic and shallot and toss to coat evenly with dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Transfer to serving dish and garnish with remaining garlic and shallot, peanuts, and chile.

Serves 4 with other dishes.

Variation: Use cooked and shredded chicken or pork in place of shrimp.

From the California Culinary Academy's "Southeast Asian Cooking", Jay Harlow, published by the Chevron Chemical Company, 1987. ISBN 0-89721-098-0.

July 1993 issue of Bon Appetit


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