Chicken With Green Papaya
3 lbs. chicken cut in 2 inch diameter pieces
1 medium green papaya, cubed medium
5 tbsp. oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium onion, diced
1 inch in diameter ginger, sliced thin
3 cups water
1tbsp. black pepper or peppercorns
1/2 lb. of fresh spinach, or watercress or broccoli rabe
1) Heat oil under medium heat in a deep saucepan or shallow pot
2) Saute garlic, onions, ginger until slightly brown for 8 minutes.
3) Add chicken; stir; salt and pepper to taste, water and let boil for 20 minutes.
4) Add green papaya and cook for 8 minutes or until papaya is tender.
5) Put spinach for 5 mins. Serve with white rice. Add more water if desired for soupy effect.
Green Papaya With Shrimp AndPork
1 lb. shrimp deveined and cut in half lengthwise
1 lb. pork sliced thin 1 inch lengthwise
1 large green papaya, julienned
2 medium carrots, julienned
1 cup sweet basil
1/2 cup peanuts, coarsely ground
1/4 cup chopped chili
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. lemon juice
t tbsp. diced garlic
3 tbsp. sugar
5 cups water
Stir all ingredients and set aside for 15 minutes before using.
1. Prepare green papaya by cutting it in half lengthwise. Scrape out all the seeds and insides leaving just a very thin white layer. Julienne papaya using medium cheese grater and soak in water mixed with tsp. salt and 1 tsp. lemon juice for 15 minutes. Pat dry; set aside.
2. Boil pork in water as a whole with a teaspoon of salt under medium heat for 30 minutes. When soft and cooked, slice thinly lengthwise about an inch long.
3. In another pot, place 4 cups of water, bring to a boil. Put cleaned shrimp and boil for 3 minutes, stirring to cook all sides of shrimp.
4. In a large bowl or dinner plate, place papaya and carrots and toss several times. Put pork and shrimp on top. Garnish with roasted peanuts and sweet basil. Serve wth sauce on the side.
Papaya- Our recipes call for green papaya. Green papayas are merely unripe papayas. They can be found at most grocery stores now as they gain popularity for their health and beauty benefits. The concentration of antioxidants is stronger in green papayas than in the ripe, yellow ones. Choose papayas that are firm and smooth. Healthy green papayas should not have soft spots, no blemishes, no discoloration whatsoever in their skin. IF your green papayas are starting to get yellow inside upon opening, do not use in recipes that call for green papaya. Set them aside, let them ripen and eat when fully ripe. Read the health benefits of Papaya in our Pickles Section.
Green Papaya with Pork & Shrimp
Papaya & Mango Salsa
1 large mango, peeled, seeded, diced
1 small to medium green to a little ripe papaya
1 large red bell pepper
1 medium avocado
1/2 sweet onion, diced
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl; chill for an hour and serve.
Papaya & mango Salsa
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