One of the most popular salads sold at Pho Le is made with very firm, green mangoes marinated in a garlicky, pungent fish sauce.
Goi Xoai (Green Mango Aalad)
1 green mango
¼ lb peeled and deveined shrimp
5 Vietnamese coriander leaves
1 tbsp fried shallots
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp garlic chili sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
Thai chili pepper
Preparing the Fish sauce
Add 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of garlic chili sauce, and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic in a small bowl and mix well.
Cut very small, thin slices of Thai chili pepper (very hot) and add to the fish sauce. Mix well.
Preparing the Salad
Peel the green mango and use a grater to slice into a large bowl. The mango should be very firm and not soft.
Steam the shrimp and remove the tails. Cut the pieces in half, lengthwise and add to bowl with mango. Chop Vietnamese coriander and add to bowl. Add a teaspoon of the fried shallots and 2 tablespoons of the fish sauce and mix together by hand.
Plate the salad and sprinkle some chopped peanut over top.
Chef Duyen Le shared this recipe with us when he was featured as our guest on Neighborhood Kitchens.
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