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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) 

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Written by orata

June 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm