Green Papaya Salad with Spicy Grilled Shrimp

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings for each recipe
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Juice of 3 limes

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup peanut oil

2 fresh Thai bird chiles, minced with seeds

4 scallions, sliced 1/8-inch, white and green separated

1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts

4 cups green papaya julienne (2 papayas) peeled and seeded

Salt and black pepper to taste


12 large shrimp, peeled and de-veined, tail on

1 tablespoon sambal oelek

Juice of 1 lime

1/4 cup canola oil

Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix the juice, fish sauce and sugar. Whisk in the oil and season. Add the chiles, scallion whites and peanuts. Toss in the papaya and check for seasoning. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.
  2. SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP: Mix everything together and let marinate for 15 minutes. Season shrimp and place on a hot, oiled grill. Turn frequently and cook for about 8 minutes. PLATING Place a small mound of salad and top with 3 shrimp. Garnish with sliced scallion greens.
  3. Wine Suggestion: DVX Champagne 1994 by Mumm Cuvee Napa