Keyword: pomelo salad, thai grapefruit salad, thai pomelo salad, yum som o
Prep Time: 15 minutesminutes
Total Time: 10 minutesminutes
Author: Phasinee Doddeo
Pomelo is like a large grapefruit and you can easily substitute grapefruit if you cannot easily obtain pomelo or it is out of season.Thai salads are quite unlike western salads and this pomelo sald is no exception. Coupled with a few savory ingredients and a delicious sauce to provide a perfectly balance sweet, sour and savory taste that is fantistic. The perfect appetizer to wow your guests.
Cut across the top and bottom and remove the skin. Stabilize the fruit on one of the flat surfaces and slice down vertically to remove the skin and most of hte thick pith.Try not to cut so deep that it exposes the flesh as the juice will weep if you do,
With the flesh segments separated, break them into small bite sized pieces. Do not be tempted to break these too small as they can break apart quite easily.
Add the fish sauce and palm sugar together with the tamarind into a pan and heat gently to dissolve the sugar.When the sugar is dissolved then add the lime juice and taste. Adjust the lime, sugar and fish sauce to get the taste you want.
Add a tablespoon of olive oil and quickly fry the shrimp until just cooked.Drizzle a small amount of yum sauce over the cooked shrimp. Do not overcook as the shrimp will toughen if cooked too long like most shellfish.
Put the pomelo pieces into a mixing bowl, add some of the crispy shallots, dried shrimp, crispy garlic, part of the roasted coconut and cooked shrimp.Add the yum sauce, drizzling thinly to cover the surface of the ingredients and very gently mix everything together.
Pomelo Salad - Thai Grapefruit Salad - Yum Som O
Substitute a semi-sweet grapefruit for pomello if you wish.The shrimp tastes delciious but you can totally make this dish without it.The yum sauce should be a balance of sweet, sour and savory taste.