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Tam Mahk Houng

Tam Mahk Houng - Lao Papaya Spicy Salad

Tam-Mahk-Houng

2 cups shredded papayas
1 garlic clove
4 chilies
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1/4 tablespoon crab, paste
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 scant teaspoon msg (optional)
1 tablespoon fermented fish (padek optional)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
6 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Using a large mortar and pestle and pound garlic and chilies together.

Add shrimp and crab paste and continue pounding.

Add papaya than add the rest of the ingredients and use a spoon to help mix ingredients together.

Taste and adjust to your taste, its should be sweet, sour, salty and hot.

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/lao-papaya-salad-447215


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