Here's a refreshing take on traditional pad thai. Chef Hong Thaimee of Ngam Restaurant located in New York City, serves up modern comfort food from Thailand. This version of pad thai forgoes the usual noodles and makes use of thinly sliced green papaya. To get the slices you need, a mandolin is most helpful. Just be careful!
The inspiration for this dish came from the Thai food that I would eat in Hawaii on one of those warm, sticky, and humid days. The combination of a cold, crunchy green papaya paired with a freshly caught fatty Hamachi just makes perfect sense.
This salad is named after Norma Shirley, mother of my partner and love, Delius Shirley. Norma was dubbed "Julia Child of the Caribbean," and rightfully so. She brought Caribbean cooking to another level with her creativity, passion, representation, and presentation of her beloved Jamaica. This salad was inspired by Norma. I cannot do her version justice, but I will try in its translation. The norma Shirley Fund was set up in her honor. Delius donates $1 for each salad sold in our establishments to the fund, which benefits culinary students' school fees at the University of Technology in Kingston.This recipe is courtesy of Ortanique Restaurants.
This easy grilling recipe is a delicious way to prepare salmon during the summer. Served with a tart cherry salsa that also has some bright tropical flavors, it's a dish that feels like something you would get while on vacation on some faraway beach resort.
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This is one of my favorite street foods — in Bangkok, where I first tasted this dish, they toss in fresh crab, shell and all. It’s a completely transporting experience: As you eat the salad you stumble on pieces of shell, their crevices filled with bright, tangy vinaigrette just begging to be sucked out. My version is vegetarian, but if you’re feeling adventurous, add some beautiful blue crab (shells are totally optional).
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Unusual fruit flavors are a great way to jazz up everyday salads like this one. Sweet, fresh papaya brings a summery twist to arugula, and a fresh pomegranate vinaigrette ensures that you're getting a good dose of cancer-fighting antioxidants with each bite.
Here's a burger inspired by a Chiang Mai sausage dish from my hometown. The burger has a proprietary beef-blend patty mixed with homemade "Sai Oor" curry paste and topped with homemade cilantro-lime mayonnaise and green papaya kraut.
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