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Quick and dirty Thai-ish salad

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Sort of inspired by this recipe that I looked up after reading this article. Sort-of-som tam, sort-of-larb. 

Saute 1 chopped yellow onion and 2 chopped cloves garlic in sunflower oil and add 1 package ground turkey and some water. Cook till the turkey is cooked through.

In the meantime, put into a Magic Bullet:

  • 1 Tbsp dried shrimp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lime (I had about 1/4 lime and supplemented with the squeezy lime juice)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 fresh chile peppers 
  • 1/4 fresh large tomato
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic

Blend this all together until reasonably smooth.

In a bowl, combine:

  • the cooked ground turkey mixture
  • 1 package Trader Joe’s broccoli slaw
  • about 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, julienned
  • 3/4 fresh tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp roasted peanuts
  • dressing mixture

Mix well and add more lime juice to taste. (In retrospect, this could have used more dressing, more fresh herbs, and maybe some chopped raw onion) 


Written by orata

June 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm