|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Total Carbohydrate 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 14mg||72%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Thai shrimp salad—also known as Shrimp Yum Goong—is a refreshing dish that can be made quickly and easily. There are many varieties to these kinds of salads, but the herbs, aromatics, and dressing stay the same. The proteins in these salads are usually seafood and pork. Feel free to add vermicelli noodles to this dish as it adds more body to this salad and absorbs all the juices and dressing of the sauce very well.
The flavors that make Thai salads are spicy, sour, sweet, and salty. You can adjust the flavors to your liking. The fresh herbs give this dish its bright and delicious flavors. Try this easy recipe for a light and healthy lunch or dinner.
8 to 10 shrimp
4 ounces pork, minced
3 to 4 sprigs cilantro, chopped
3 spring onions, chopped
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
2 to 3 bird's eye chiles
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Thai jasmine rice, for serving, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Warm a small pan over medium heat. Add the shrimp and let them cook on one side without browning. Once one side begins to turn opaque, flip them over until they are cooked all the way through. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside to cool.
In the same pan over medium heat, add the minced pork and stir until cooked. Don't let the meat brown. Reserve the pork and juices on a plate and set aside to cool.
In a medium-sized bowl, add the shrimp, minced pork, cilantro, spring onion, onion, celery leaves, and chiles. Stir until well incorporated.
In a small bowl combine the fish sauce, lime, and sugar. Stir together until the sugar dissolves completely.
Add the dressing to the ingredients in the medium bowl and give it a good mix. Serve immediately with Thai jasmine rice. Feel free to add more fish sauce, lime juice, or chile to the dish to taste.