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Thai Mango Salad

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Ingredients

2 firm, half-ripe mangoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
125 g/4 oz pork fillet (tenderloin)
or lean pork mince
1 tablespoon peanut oil
3 tablespoons shrimp floss*
1 tablespoon fish sauce
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon palm sugar or brown sugar
2 teaspoons fried garlic
2 tablespoons crisp fried shallots
2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, crushed
1 red chilli, finely sliced

Directions

Thai Lobster Salad

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Ingredients

1 cooked lobster
juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon sugar
1 shallot, sliced very fine
2 red chillies, seeded and sliced
1 teaspoon rice flour
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 fresh kaffir lime leaves, slivered

Directions

Soy Bean Sprout Salad

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Ingredients

250 g/8 oz soy bean sprouts
1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, crushed
3 tablespoons Korean soy sauce
2 teaspoons ginger juice pressed from
grated ginger
2 spring onions (scallions), finely chopped

Directions

Rose Petal Salad

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Serves 8.

Ingredients

Rojak

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The dressing may be made more spicy by adding, to taste, ground chilies, ground peanuts, and thick black shrimp sauce called hay koh.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Pomelo Salad

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Use pomelos, pink or white grapefruit or golden-fleshed ugli fruit. Mandarins or oranges do not have quite enough acidity to contrast with the strong flavors, except early in their season when they are tart.

Serves 2-3.

Ingredients

Pennywort (Gotu-Kola) Salad

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Shredding these small leaves is much easier if the entire amount is rolled tightly within a larger leaf such as lettuce. Then it is a simple matter of slicing thinly through the bundle. This is how Asian cooks do it, without the aid of food processors.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Pacific Islands Raw Fish Salad

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There may be minor variations but all refer to the popular salad of marinated fish.

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Indonesian Vegetable Salad (Gado-Gado)

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

3 medium potatoes, boiled
3 small carrots, thinly sliced
half a small cabbage, thickly sliced
125 g/4 oz tender green beans
125 g/4 oz fresh bean sprouts
125 g/4 oz fried bean curd
2 small green cucumbers
small bunch watercress
3 eggs, hard-boiled, shelled and quartered
peanut sauce

Directions

Hot and Sour Beef Salad (Yam Nuea)

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Makes 4-6 servings.

Ingredients

450g prime beed tenderloin
2 garlic cloves
6 fresh coriander leaves
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
6 fresh red chillies, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
lettuce leaves

Directions