Yam Yai Bangkok
Yam Yai Bangkok
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive or peanut oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla)
Juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup date palm sugar
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 stalk lemongrass, cleaned and minced, and pounded
2 fresh red ripe Thai chiles seeded and minced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
6 fresh Kafir lime leaves rib removed and very finely slivered and chopped
2 cups Chinese broccoli julienned
1 cup bean sprouts, ends trimmed
3 cups Napa Cabbage, thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 cup Japanese cucumber, chopped
5 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 pound snow peas, sliced thinly on the diagonal
1/2 cup fresh water chestnuts, sliced
1/3 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Garnish: Sprigs of cilantro and chile flowers.
Method: Whisk dressing ingredients together. This can be prepared and placed in refrigerator-whisk just before using.
Prep the veggies (can be placed in refrigerator for up to one hour prior to serving. Place the shredded cabbage separately in a plastic storage bag or covered bowl.
When ready to serve combine the veggies in a large salad bowl, toss with dressing.
Notes: Gourmet Garden lemon grass in a tube works great for the dressing.
( Use 1+ teaspoon to taste)
Soak two bundles thin rice vermicelli in hot water for 20 minutes, toss with salad. You will need to double dressing recipe.
For a nice entrée-grill large shrimp (pla goong) in shell on soaked bamboo skewers, place on individual salads. Marinade in a little of the salad dressing.
Roasted duck available at Chinese markets-thinly julienne and adorn salad with a generous amount.
Chicken (gai) skewers which are charcoal grilled are a nice addition for an entrée.
For a nice entrée-grill large sea scallops (pla hoi shenn) on soaked bamboo skewers, place on individual salads. Marinade in a little of the salad dressing.
For a nice entrée-blanch calamari rings (place in ice water for a few minutes to stop cooking. These calamari rings then are placed on individual salads. Marinade in a little of the salad dressing
Substitute sesame seeds with freshly grated coconut meat.
Substitute thinly sliced Wing Beans (tua pluu) for the snow peas.
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