Jay’s Recipe : Spicy Watermelon Salad

We in HUONE appreciate delicious food. It is essential to us and can simply make or break your day. Taste and aroma can bring up memories, provoke innovation, inspire discussion or simply, make you happy. Food really does not need to be complicated in order to be delicious.

Our chef Jay is sharing one of his simple, yet tasty recipes with you. Jay’s home is in Thailand and with this spicy watermelon salad, he is combining tastes of home with Greek salty feta.

This dish is perfect as it is for light lunch or appetizer, especially for fast approaching spring and summertime. Salad can also be served with sticky rice. Traditionally in Thailand, this dish is part of a table filled with various dishes and enjoyed with your loved ones.

Spicy watermelon salad
(2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of fresh fruit cut into good pieces (watermelon, orange, grape, basically any fruit you like with the watermelon)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 3-5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 3 chilies
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 teaspoon of palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut
  • 20 feta cheese cubes
  • Fresh green vegetables to serve (cabbage, string bean, any of your choice)

Preparation:

  • Use mortar a to crush the chili and the garlic.
  • Add the fruits, tomatoes, shredded carrots, peanut and dried shrimp in a bowl with crushed chili and garlic. Mix well to get all the flavors in there.
  • Season with fish sauce, lime juice, and palm sugar, mix well. Original taste of the dish should be balanced taste with sweet, hot, salty and sour. Remember to taste and adjust the flavors to your liking.
  • Add feta cheese last (this can also be left out for more original Thai dish) and mix.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with vegetables, can also be mixed in the salad.

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