Monday, 24 August 2009

Yam Ma'muang @ Thai Mango Salad Recipe


2 green mangoes

1/4 cup crushed fried anchovies or dried shrimp

1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander

3-4 shallots, sliced

handful of peanuts or cashews, crushed

1/3 cup fresh basil

fresh-cut green chili padi


3 Tbsp. fish sauce

3-4 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lime juice

2 Tbsp. (or more) sugar (to taste)


1. Peel the mangoes and discard the skin. The flesh of the mango should be firm and light yellow-orange.Using a medium to large-size grater, grate the flesh of the mangoes into a mixing bowl. Prepare the sauce by mixing together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. It should taste sweet, sour, spicy and salty, but more sweet than sour. Set aside.

2. In a another bowl, combine and toss the shredded mango, coriander, sliced shallots and fresh-cut chilies.

3. Add the sauce and toss again. Add more fish sauce if necessary. If you prefer it sweeter, add a little more sugar. If you prefer more spice, add more chili. If too salty or sweet, add more lime juice.

4. Place on a serving platter. Sprinkle the nuts and anchovies over top plus the basil.

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