Sarin’s Som Tum

My lovely sister-in-law asked me what.Thai food is my favorite.  It’s really very hard for me to find a good answer because I LOVE all Thai food!! Today I will give you my favorite Thai food I cook at home for my kid and my husband. They love it; it’s health food!!

SOM TUM (Carrot Salad)
INGREDIENTS

5 : shredded Carrots
4 cloves : garlic
2 : spicy red chilies
40 : halved cherry tomatoes
30  : Chinese long beans,chopped into one inch pieces
2 tbsp : roasted peanuts
1 tbsp : fish sauce
1 1/2 tbsp : lime juice
30 ozs : dried shrimps
2 tsp : palm sugar

Directions : Roughly pound the garlic with bird’s eyes chilies in a mortar. Add long beans,roasted peanuts and dried shrimps. Roughly pound the mixture again.  Season with palm sugar, fish sauce and lime juice. Add shredded carrots and stir.  Add cherry tomatoes. Serve with fresh cabbage and long beans.

Photos credit: littleferrarokitchen.com

Photos credit: littleferrarokitchen.com

Tips : My food has no rules.   If you don’t like something, you don’t have to add them!
If you do not have a set of mortar and pestle, mix the ingredients in a mixing bowl and serve. Use crushed almonds or cashew nuts instead of peanuts in case of peanut allergy. Som tum is usually served with barbecue chicken and steamed white glutinous rice.

Cook from the Heart! Cook from Love!! It is the best food in the world!! Enjoy!!



 

10401920_10152456971029806_2492328356743802651_n-Sarin Basley

There are two things that characterize Sarin — her laughter and her food.  Sarin is passionate about food, especially Thai food, and she cooks taditional Thai with her own twist. Sarin also loves being a wife and mother. 

 

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