Thai Pomelo-Chicken Salad (Yam Som-O)

Thai Pomelo-Chicken Salad (Yam Som-O)
Serves 4
Serve as a salad entree.
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  1. 1 Pomelo or Oro Blanco grapefruit
  2. 1 small whole cooked chicken breast
  3. 1 cup cooked shrimp (optional - use two cups chicken breast if omitting)
  4. 1 teaspoon chopped small red chili or 1 tsp. chili
  5. 1 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  7. Juice from 1 large lime
  8. 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  9. 1 small head red leaf, red romaine or red oak leaf lettuce, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
For the garnish
  1. 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  2. Fresh red chili, julienned or chopped
  3. Crispy Fried Shallot Flakes
  1. Peel and section the fruit. I don’t care for the membrane that holds the pulp together, so I always cut each section out individually instead of ripping them apart into sections (“supreming” for those of you who are familiar with culinary terms). If you are like me and wish to do this it is fairly simple. Remove the skin by slicing off the ends and then slicing the remaining skin off from the top down, following the curve of the fruit. Place the whole peeled fruit on a cutting board and with a very sharp knife carefully slice the pulp away from the membrane that encases each section of fruit, by running the knife very close to both sides of the membrane. You get a much tastier end product when you do this, and it takes no more time than peeling and sectioning the fruit. Here is a link to a great clip on Youtube that shows you exactly how to do this
  2. Once you have sectioned the pomelo or grapefruit, chop or hand shred the cooked chicken breast. Add the chicken and shrimp, if using, to the pomelo. In a small bowl mix together the chopped red chili, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice and coriander; toss with pomelo chicken mixture. Arrange the lettuce on a serving platter. Put the fruit mixture over the lettuce. Top with peanuts and 2 tablespoons of Crispy Fried Shallot Flakes, and red chili.
Market Shopping List
  1. 1 Pomello or Oro Blanco Grapefruit
  2. 1 chicken breast
  3. 1 cup shrimp
  4. 2 small chili peppers
  5. 1 lime
  6. 1 bunch cilantro
  7. 1 head lettuce
  8. Peanuts
  9. 6 Shallots
Adapted from Gourmet Sleuth
Adapted from Gourmet Sleuth
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