If you ever find yourself tired on the steady Green Papaya Som Tam salad, give Yam Mamuang (Thai highly spiced green mango salad) a try.
It is nearly the related dish except that it is made from green mango instead of green papaya.
In a massive bowl, combine green mango, papaya, string beans and lemon juice. Set aside for 5 minutes. In a wok or frying pan, heat oil, add garlic and fry until golden. Add onions and fry until clear. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on absorbent kitchen paper.
To the mango mixture add fish sauce, sugar, dried shrimp, chili, cilantro and dried chili flakes, if favored. Toss evenly and chill.
Serve on a bed of 2 Bibb lettuce leaves, with garnishes of tomato halves, peanuts, fried onion and garlic
1 green papaya, peeled and julienned
2 massive green mangoes, peeled and julienned
1 pound haricots verts or lengthy string beans, cut into 1-inch sections
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon ground dried shrimp*
1 teaspoon finely sliced fresh Thai Red Chili*
1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
1 teaspoon dried chili flakes (optionally available)
8 Bibb lettuce leaves (to serve)
12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half (to serve)
2 tablespoons roasted ground peanuts
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