Goi Du Du- Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 30 minutes
* 3 Tablespoons fish sauce
* 1/4 cup lime juice
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 2 Tablespoons sugar
* 1 Thai chile, minced
* 6-8 cups shredded green papaya
* 3/4 pound cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined and roughly chopped (set aside a few whole
shrimp for garnish, if desired)
* 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
* 1/4 cup chopped mint
* 1/4 cup chopped rau ram*
* 1/4 cup Thai basil
* 3 Tablespoons roasted, salted peanuts, roughly chopped
In a small bowl combine the fish sauce, lime juice, garlic, sugar and chile. Stir well and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the green papaya, shrimp, cilantro, mint, rau ram, and Thai basil and
toss. Pour on the dressing and toss again to coat. Sprinkle with the peanuts and serve
immediately or let the flavors meld for 10-15 minutes, and then serve.
Note: if you aren’t able to find rau ram, you can just increase the amount of cilantro, mint or Thai
basil so that you end up with one full cup of chopped herbs.