Spicy Green Apple Salad (ยำแอบเปิ้ล)
Recipe type: Salad, Condiment
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: Makes 2 cups
  • One medium Granny Smith or very firm and tart apple
  • One medium (50g) shallot
  • Two small tomatoes, cut into ¼-inch dice
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • Fish sauce, to taste
  • Dried red pepper powder, to taste
  • About 2-3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro leaves
  1. Put 2-3 cups of iced water in a bowl; keep it handy.
  2. Core the apple and cut it in half. Slice each half lengthwise into thin slices. Make stacks of 4-5 apple slices and cut them lengthwise again into thin matchsticks.
  3. Soak the apple matchsticks in the prepared iced water.
  4. Slice the shallot thinly lengthwise.
  5. In a mixing bowl, toss together the shallot slices, tomatoes, the well-drained apple matchsticks, and cilantro.
  6. Season to taste with fish sauce, lime juice, and dried red pepper powder.
  7. Serve immediately as a topping for grilled or pan-fried fish. (This salad goes particularly well with a piece of halibut, lightly salted, dusted with flour, and pan-fried until the skin is golden brown and crispy and the flesh is moist and flaky.)
Variations: Throw in about ¼ cup of roasted cashews. Perhaps some grilled shrimp?
Recipe by SheSimmers at https://shesimmers.com/2011/09/spicy-green-apple-salad-%e0%b8%a2%e0%b8%b3%e0%b9%81%e0%b8%ad%e0%b8%9b%e0%b9%80%e0%b8%9b%e0%b8%b4%e0%b9%89%e0%b8%a5.html