Thai melon salad
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:26:32 AM. Recipe ID 60996. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Thai melon salad
Categories: Thai, Salads
Yield: 4 Servings
5 lb Melons
2 Or 3 Serrano chiles
5 oz Lime juice
1 oz Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
1 1/4 oz Palm or coconut sugar (or
3 oz Ground peanuts
1/2 oz Dried shrimp
1/2 tb Crushed lime leaves *
3/4 ts Garlic puree
Cilantro leaves, for garnish
* I assume she means "makrut" or Thai lime leaves. S.C.
This recipe, from the City Restaurant and Border Grill in Los Angeles,
presents melons in a sweet and savory context. In order to have a
contrast of colors and flavors, use portions of several melons. The
recipe calls for approximately 2 pounds of prepared melon about half
a pound per person. The specialty items may be found in Thai grocery
Cut the melons into small dice or thin ribbons. Arrange on a platter.
Place the chiles, lime juice, fish sauce, palm sugar, pea- nuts, dried
shrimp, crushed lime leaves and garlic puree in a blender; blend until
thoroughly mixed. Pour over the salad and garnish with cilantro
PER SERVING: 165 calories, 5 g protein, 21 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat (1
g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 506 mg sodium, 3 g fiber.
Sibella Krause writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, 8/7/91.
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