January 28, 2010

Totally Veggie Yam

Yam dishes are salads in Thai cooking. These salads are dressed with spicy sauce.

50gm baby spinach chopped
1/2 cucumber,finely chopped
2 celery stics,fnely diced
2 carrots,finely diced1 re pepper,seeded and finely died
2 tomatoes seeded and fnely dced
small bnch fresh mint,chopped

For the yam
2 small fresh red chillies,seeded and finely hppd
4 tbsp light soy sauce
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp palm sugar
4 tbsp water
1 garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup roasted peanut crush
3 1/2 oz fried tofu, finely chopped
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted


1. Place the watercress or spinach leves, diced cucumber, celery, carrots, red pepper and tomatoes in a serving bowl. Add the chopped mint and toss all the ingredients together using clean hands.

2. To make the yam, put the chopped chillies in a pan and add the soy, lemon juice, sugar and water. Place over a medium heat and stir until te sugar has dissolved.

3. Add the garlic, with the pickling vinegar from the jar, ten mix in the chopped nuts, tofu and toasted sesame seeds.

4. Pour the yam over the vegetables and toss together untill well mixed.

5. Serve immediately.

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