GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
This is a great salad to serve at a party. It is delicious and robust enough to last the whole evening without wilting. The secret is in the sour, tangy paste, which is a staple of Thai cooking and adds the salty depth of flavor you’ll find in so many of their dishes. I’m using super-hot bird’s eye chiles here, so do be careful. The sugar will soften the blow of the heat, but won’t hide it. If serving fewer numbers, the ingredients below can easily be halved.