Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gohu - Salad from North Sulawesi

1 ripened (but firm) Papaya
1 “thumb” of frsh ginger root
4-5 chillies, large red and green
3 shallots
½ tsp. shrimp paste
¾ cup vinegar
2¼ cup tepid water
Sugar, salt to taste

Peel papaya and cut into quarters and cut each quarter into thin strips. Grind ginger, chillies, shallots and shrimp paste in pestle. Mix ground mixture with water and vinegar. Add salt and sugar to taste. Add papaya to the above mixture. Make at least 1½ hours before serving to allow flavors to blend. 

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