Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thai Green Mango Salad



Growing-up in the Philippines, I ate a lot of green mangoes, and I miss them sometimes, as they are not easily found in many countries.  Luckily, a grocer in Torremolinos had a pretty hefty cargo of mangoes and some of them were pretty green.  These weren't imported ones, but locally produced Malaga mangoes.

In the Philippines, I used to just eat my green mangoes with salt, but since this was not perfectly green and the wrong variety of mangoes for eating this way, I decided to make a Thai Green Mango Salad.  My primary reference was this recipe from Globe Trotter Diaries.

Thai Green Mango Salad - Adapted from Globe Trotter Diaries
Serves 4-6 or 2 people who want to eat a lot of mango salad.

Ingredients

1 Big Green Mango (Thinly julienned)
1 Shallot (Thinly sliced)
2 Small Red Chiles (Bird's Eye preferrably, but if not any fresh red chilies to taste)
1/4 Cup Peanuts (Toasted in a pan)
1/4 Cup Dry Shrimp (Toasted in a pan)
1 Lime (the juice)
2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Fresh Cilantro (to flavor and garnish)

Step 1:  Julienne the mango.

Step 2:  Toast the peanuts and set aside.

Step 3:  Toast the dried shrimp and set aside.

Step 4:  Slice the red chilies, shallot (or red onion) and toss them into a bowl with the mango.

Step 5:  Season and toss with the rest of the ingredients, adding more chili, fish sauce or brown sugar to taste.

Step 6:  Serve garnished with some extra cilantro.


6 comments:

dorteinmalaga said...

this sounds very delicious :)

Murasaki Shikibu said...

This was lovely. They grow mangoes in Malaga now so I will be making this again when they are in season and still green. ;)

outsideoslo said...

That looks delicious! I shouldn't read food blogs when I'm hungry because I want to reach in and grab a bite!

outsideoslo said...

That looks delicious! I shouldn't read food blogs when I'm hungry because I want to reach in and grab a bite!

Heguiberto said...

Thai food rocks! Your mango salad looks tasty. I too used to eat lots of green mangoes with salt as kid growing up in Brazil.
Cheers,
Heguiberto
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Lori said...

I bet it tasted delicious. I love Thai food. Okay, I love most food.