Balanced in flavour with palm sugar, this sweet and sour salad – Poo Nimyam Ma Moung can be found on the streets of Thailand, and is the perfect accompaniment to any meal or delicious on its own. Raw mangoes is used to give this Thai raw mango salad freshness and tartness. Knowing it would get you craving, we have prepared you the Recipe: Soft Shell Crab Salad With Mango (Poo Nimyam Ma Moung).
In Thailand, other than mango, this salad could also be made with pomelo, grapes or pink grapefruit. As long as the fruit is sour with a hint of juiciness, you’re good to go!
- 2 medium-sized, ready-dressed crabs in the shell
- grated zest 1 lime (juice reserved for dressing)
- 3 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander
- 3 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
For the salad:
- 1 large mango, peeled and sliced into strips
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 4 110 g rocket leaves, stalks removed
- 3 stems lemon grass (sliced)
- 6 kaffir lime leaves (shredded)
- 1 teaspoon freshly snipped chives
For the dressing:
- 3 medium-sized red chillies (halved and deseeded)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 inch fresh root ginger, peeled
- 6 sprigs fresh coriander
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- 1½ tbsp. Thai fish sauce
- 3 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 tbsp. soft brown sugar
- First, pre-heat a small frying pan over a medium heat, then add sesame seeds.
- Keep them on the pan until they’re golden and begin to splutter. Then remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool.
- Blend chillies, garlic, ginger and sprigs of coriander and mint in a blender until finely chopped, then add the fish sauce, lime juice and sugar and whiz again.
- Next, put crab meat into a bowl and pour over three-quarters of dressing. Then add the lime zest and most of the chopped coriander and some mint and toss so it’s well coated.
- Put the rocket leaves into a large serving bowl, toss them in the remaining dressing and pile the crab meat on top, along with slices of mango here and there.
- Sprinkle over the lemon grass, lime leaves, remaining coriander and mint, chives and sesame seeds.
Now you have your very own bowl of Poo Nimyam Ma Moung! Wasn’t it super easy to follow the Recipe: Soft Shell Crab Salad With Mango? If you’re craving for some authentic Thai food, don’t forget you can order them on foodpanda and have it delivered to you!