Thai Swede Salad


SourceGina Taylor
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour


Thai Swede Salad


1 clv
red/green bird's eye chilies
2 T
dried shrimps
1 t
brown sugar (more to taste if wished)
2 T
roasted peanuts
cherry tomatoes
1 bn
fine green beans
lime (juiced)
1 T
fish sauce
6 oz
swede (cut into strands)


1. Cut the swede into thin strands and boil for 3 minutes in unsalted water. The fish sauce will add all the salt you need later.
2. In a pestle and mortar, grind the garlic, brown sugar and bird's eye chilies until they form
a smooth paste. The sugar grains will help to grind the garlic to a pulp. 3. Add the dried shrimp and pound until the pieces are broken up. 4. Add the brown sugar.
5. Add the peanuts and lightly pound until they are broken into pieces - large or small as you prefer but not to a paste.
6. Cut the green beans in half crossways and crush them with the mortar until they're crushed enough to absorb the flavours.
7. Add the tomatoes and pound on them to bruise them. The tomatoes should stay whole but release their juices. Add the swede and mix in.
8. Add fish sauce and a the juice of a lime and mix.
9. Mix really well and add more fish sauce, lime juice, or sugar as needed. lO.Serve and enjoy.