Literally means “fried sambal”. It is a mix of ingredients including crisp fried shallots, red and green chillies, salt, briefly stir-fried in oil. It can be made into a whole different dish by adding other ingredients, such as in this recipe where green papaya is added. The green papaya sambal is pictured here with fragrant rice and shredded chicken.
Spicy Green Papaya Salad (som tum or som tam) is a popular dish from the North Eastern part of Thailand (the largely rural Isan region) that combines spicy, sour and sweet flavours to make a classic dish. It is often served alongside barbecue or grilled chicken and a portion of sticky rice.
Paw Paw Casserole is one of the more popular ways to enjoy paw paws. This dinner idea is great for large families or get-togethers. While it is a popular dish in Bermuda it solely is depended on the years harvest for locally grown pawpaws. Many local residents have pawpaw trees growing right in their back yards! If not then you can always purchase from local farmer markets or grocery stores, when in season.
Atchara is a Filipino recipe of pickled green papaya – Achara is the Philippine contribution to the world of Asian pickles. There are many versions, and virtually any vegetable can be used for making achara. Any mention of achara, though, will most likely evoke thoughts of this type of achara, which uses green papaya.