Chúc Mừng Năm Mới
Happy New Year everyone!! So I had planned to do a traditional Vietnamese New Year dish for todays post, but I’ve been so busy doing work on the lion brand rice blog posts that I didn’t get time to do one. Sorry about, I’ll have to make up for it next year.
Vietnamese Green Mango Salad
I love making Gỏi (Vietnamese salads) especially in summer. I was at the local Vietnamese grocery store the other day and came across some beautiful green mangos and my mouth started to water. So I picked a couple up as I decided I will make Gỏi Xoài Xanh
(green mango salad).
Green Mango Salad, is sweet, sour, savoury and spicy with many layers of textures. Every mouthful leaves your taste buds singing for more !!
I’ve kept this recipe simple and just used what I had handy in the fridge. You could add some poached prawns or pork to this dish. , I also would usually put fried shallots in it, but I ran out and was to lazy too fry some up. But you can add them to yours if you like
Gỏi Xoài Xanh
When picking your Mango be sure to a pick firm green unrippen mango. A ripen mango will be to sweet and soft and will not work for this dish. We are looking for a crunchy tart mango.
You can use any herbs you like, there are no golden rules, if you like it, you add it.
THE SHOPPING LIST
1. green mango
1. red onion
1. birds eye chilli
2 tablespoons dried prawns
1.5 tablespoons crushed peanuts
1/2 cup picked Vietnamese herbs
(I used mint, perilla & Vietnamese mint)
nuoc cham to dress
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
Cover the prawns with warm water and let sit for 20 min to soften
Peel and julienne the mango
Peel and thinly slice the onion
Thinly slice the chilli (de-seed it if you don’t want the heat)
Once the prawns are soft, rinse under cold water to clean, then roughly chop.
In a large bowl add the green mango, onion and prawns then mix well
Now tear the herbs over the bowl then drizzle in nuoc cham to taste and toss again
Transfer the salad to a serving plate and garnish with peanuts and chilli
There you have it lady’s & gentlemen, Saba’s
Simple Vietnamese green mango salad
Serve and enjoy !!!