Caledonian recipe: green papaya salad with shrimp

Caledonian recipe: green papaya salad with shrimp

What do New Caledonians cook? Overview of recipes based on local products with a 100% digital “Bon Ap ‘” series. Simplicity and lightness are the qualities of the salad proposed by Sandra, not to mention the health benefits of green papaya.

At the heart of this recipe is a product easily found in New Caledonia: green papaya. Used as a vegetable, it easily replaces carrots and offers very interesting virtues for health.

Originally from Mexico or the West Indies, papaya has many virtues, different according to its ripening, not forgetting the leaves or seeds: the papaya tree is full of springs. Out of vitamins B9 and Cthere is also a high degree of potassiuma very important mineral for regulating blood circulation and consequently for hypertension. papain included in latex remedies for heartburn, ulcers or against intestinal parasites. Finally, its hypoglycemic action will help diabetics.

Sandra combined the utility with the gourmet by adding local shrimp, tomatoes, coconut milk, lemon and finely chopped herbs to the minced green papaya.

  1. Peel a squash, grate it and slice it
  2. Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the juice
  3. Arrange the salad with diced tomatoes, green onions, parsley
  4. Add the juice of one lemon (green or ripe)
  5. Grind a dry coconut, squeeze the minced coconut mixed with a little water into the salad
  6. Add salt and pepper
  7. Add the shrimp

Your salad is ready.

You can serve it at room temperature or put it in the fridge for a few tens of minutes before serving.

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