Hot and Sour Shrimp Salad (Phala Gooung)
1 pound shrimp (Clean the shelled out)
2 tablespoon finely chopped lemongrass
2 tablespoon sliced red onion
1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon chopped green onion
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
15 mint leaves
1 head of lettuce
1 tablespoon sticky rice (roasted and ground into small pieces)
1. Boil the water in the pot and when it is hot put in the shrimps and let them cook for five minutes. Then take out shrimp and drain before putting them inside a big bowl.
2. Add the chili powder, sugar, Thai fish sauce, ground roasted sticky rice, and lime or lemon juice to the shrimp. Keep stirring until the ingredients get the shrimp mixed with.
3. Add red onion and lemongrass and stir together. Do not stir hard and break the shrimps. Then add the green onion, cilantro, and mint leaves and stir it good.
5. Serve with lettuce and put some of the mint leaves on the top of the salad.
Recipe and photos by Natthinee Khot-asa Jones