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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 689.9
  • Total Fat: 31.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 92.8 mg
  • Sodium: 102.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.9 g
  • Protein: 47.7 g

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Som Tam Thai and Roasted Chicken

Submitted by: BODYJOY6

Introduction

This is what I used to eat almost every day, here in Thailand. Thais eat this meal almost daily with sticky rice, and it delicious. Lighten it up by purchasing skinless chicken; I didn't just to make the recipe more authentic. Other variations include small, dried shrimp, which are quite tasty. Enjoy! This is what I used to eat almost every day, here in Thailand. Thais eat this meal almost daily with sticky rice, and it delicious. Lighten it up by purchasing skinless chicken; I didn't just to make the recipe more authentic. Other variations include small, dried shrimp, which are quite tasty. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    A Thai wooden mortar and wooden pounding mallet
    1 cup of green papaya, sliced into very fine, match-stick sized peices.
    1 full clove of garlic
    1-2 hot red chili peppers (optional...Thai like it hot, I like it "mai pet"--not spicy!)
    About 3 Chinese long beans (just like green beans) sliced in half
    About 5 sweet cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
    2 tsp. palm sugar (this is what the Thais use in everything, and apparently it has a lower glycemic index value than cane sugar. If you're worried though, any sugar will do!)
    1 tbsp fish sauce
    2 small, fresh limes, cut into wedges. The Thais squeeze them in, and then throw the whole lime into the mortar and serve it that way.
    1/4 cup roasted peanuts (use as much or as little as desired, based on your fat needs)

Directions

Put garlic and chili into a mortar bowl. This is a big, wooden basin. Pound it well with a wooden mallet or spoon.
Add the Chinese long bean (green bean) and pound until broken.
Add tomato and season with palm sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice.
Pound until palm sugar separates.
Add papaya and mix well in the mortar.
Add in the peanuts.
Serve!
*Optional: add in the small, dried shrimp. Try it, you might like it!

Serving Size: The Thais share it as a side dish, but you can eat it as a meal

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FITNFUN6.






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