( Snail Salad)
Succulent apple snails with banana blossom, mix herbs and lemon sauce is delicious Khmer Krom country food. Snail salad is very popular appetizer (mahope sar).
- Ingredients :
- 1 Package frozen Apple snails meat, approx 1 lb ( frozen section at most Asian markets)
- 4 Cups water
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
- ¼ Teaspoon salt
- 1 Yellow onion, sliced thin
- 1 large banana blossom, sliced thin, soaked in water and drained
- 1 Cup chopped fresh herbs; mint , sweet basil , and cilantro
- 2 Hot chili pepper, chopped (option)
- Procedures :
In a small pot, put snails with 4 cups water, cook till snail tender. Pour cooked snail in a colander, drained, rinsed under cold water and set a side.
In a small bowl, mix lime juice with sugar, fish sauce and salt together, mix well, add slices yellow onion, stirs well and set a side.
In a large bowl, mix banana blossom with snails’ meat, herbs and prepared lime juice together, mix well.
Top with chopped chili pepper before serve.
Serve with Ginger dipping sauce.
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