Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Thai Mango Salad

Ingredients: 2 limes1 tbsp (15 ml) soy sauce or fish sauce,1 tbsp (15 ml) granulated sugar
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced OR 1/2 tsp (2 ml) hot red chili flakes2 tbsp (30 ml) peanut oil, salt to taste,2 ripe but firm mangoes
2 sweet peppers, preferably 1 red and 1 yellow,1 medium carrot, coarsely grated,2 green onions
1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped fresh mint or coriander, 8 cups (2L) mixed lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces if necessary,1/3 cup (75 ml) toasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions: Finely grate peel from 1 lime and place in a measuring cup along with 1/4 cup (50 ml) lime juice. Whisk in soy sauce, sugar, and jalapeno pepper until sugar is dissolved.
Gradually whisk in peanut oil until blended. Add salt to taste. Set aside.
Peel mango, then cut away chunks of fruit from pit. Cut into thin strips and place in a bowl.
Seed peppers and cut into thin strips and add to mango.
Coarsely grate carrot and thinly slice onions and add to bowl along with mint.
Toss gently until combined.
Place lettuce and mango mixture in a large bowl. Toss with dressing until mixed. Add nuts and serve.

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