This salad is eaten as a first course, usually among a selection of dishes and should be slightly spicy; this can be adjusted according to taste.

1 clove garlic
1 chilli (or more to taste)
1 diced tomato
3 tsp lemon juice
250 gm shredded green papaya
2 tsp fish sauce (obtainable from health stores or Asian food store)
1 head lettuce or Chinese cabbage

Crush garlic, remove seeds from chilli and cut finely into very small pieces.

Add shredded pawpaw, tomato, fish sauce, lemon juice and mix well.

Add more lemon juice if necessary. Serve with lettuce or shredded cabbage.

Can be served with cold meat or other meat dishes, or fish and chicken.

Mossman Digest No.3 Dec. '85

DATE: January 1993

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