Ben will remember this
as the summer of Thai inspired salads. When we were in Nice I bought a bottle of Spicy Thai salad dressing, Som Tum. No oil in it and the suggested use was with green papaya. And then when I saw papayas in the Esselunga, well I knew it was time to open that bottle and try it.
The dressing is really good. Sorry that I only bought one bottle. I have had to invoke the spirit and wisdom of Ben’s daughter, Annalisa, the one who spent 6 months in Asia recently, to mix up a substitute. The salads are different each time. The common thread is the papaya which I think makes them. Sometimes with noodles, sometimes with rice. A little bit of grilled meat or chicken. The Indian man down the way is growing beautiful cilantro which I have in mine. Ben gets the red peppers. Hmmmm, just good.
Can you tell that we miss Asian food?