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Old 12-20-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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Can you name this salad?

Here is the pic of the salad I made. An Asian style. :) Can you name the ingredient?


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Old 12-20-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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Shrimp, Thai basil, maybe crisp fried onion or shallot ring, in an endive leaf. Is that what you mean. It is great looking.

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Old 12-20-2006, 08:41 AM   #3
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That doesn't look like an endive leaf to me...almost like a shell from a fruit or vegetable. I'm going to be completely random and guess a banana flower.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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?papaya shell?
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:30 AM   #5
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How about a salad served in a leaf of a banana bud? I can see basil, prawns, onion, either carrot or papaya, etc. Close enough?
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:57 PM   #6
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Sararwelch, your random guess is spot on!

The salad is made with banana blossom, chicken and prawn (cooked in coconut milk), onion, Thai basil and some Vietnamese mint as well. The dressing is simply fish sauce with vinegar and sugar. This is a typical Vietnamese/Thai style salad! :)
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Old 12-21-2006, 06:23 PM   #7
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OOh, ooh, banana blossom! Wonderful!
And served in the banana flower shell, right? That beautiful purple shell that no-one ever knows what to do with!

VERY tasty looking salad there! Thanks!

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