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Green Papaya Salad and Summer Rolls Sunday, January 19, 2014, 04:22 PM
There were kind of two parts to this meal. The first was the papaya salad and the second was trying to roll it in rice papers.
First the salad. We julienne the green papaya at first by a mandolineand then manually which was a pain but I managed. We followed the recipe pretty faithfully except we increased the amount of dressing since we had a lot of papaya. And we used only 1/2 pound shrimp. Finally, we fried all of the scallions both for the dressing and the marinade. We skipped the peanuts but also added thai basil, mint, and cilantro. Meredith also did something like massage the papaya with the dry seasonings to soften it a bit. The salad was really good. A lot of flavor, though less than the one we have had at a restaurant. The herbs added a nice amount of nuance to the dish. I like the green papaya more than ripe since I have had pretty bad luck with papaya in the past.
The second part was trying to make summer rolls out of it with rice paper. The real problem was that these were too small of rice papers for what we tried to do. They just didn't come together well (though I think Meredith had more luck than I had). I think we would have had more luck with larger papers. I definitely want to try and do these again (with veggies and the more regular things inside). But with larger rolls!
Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp (from Splendid Table)
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