Papaya Salad with Arctic Surf Clams/Goi Du Du Bac Cuc Buu

It's really hot out and making a cool and refreshing salad is just the thing to cool down the heat. Here's the great way to enjoy some fresh green papaya with an exotic seafood, the Arctic surf clam. Its name is already commanding a drop in some degrees. You probably seen these clams before, at your local sushi restaurants on a nigiri. So here, I take the classic papaya salad with all the trimmings and add the clams on top. Remember to include lots of Vietnamese corriander, or any mints you love to eat, some crunch factors like roasted peanuts and crispy shallots. Check out my list of ingredients and you're on your way to making one of the most refreshing salads this summer!


papaya salad

Ingredients for 4 servings

1/2 cup of roasted peanuts
1/2 cup of crispy fried shallots, store bought
5 cups of shredded, fresh green papaya
1 handful of mints
1 handful of Vietnamese corriander
1 lb of surf clams, thawed

Salad dressing:
1/2 cup of Vietnamese garlic plumb sauce
2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
1-2 limes, fresh squeezed juice
1 tbs of siracha, or to taste

Combine the dressing well and add to salad at serving,
Serving with a few sesame rice crackers for extra crunch.