Caledonian Recipes: Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp

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At the heart of this recipe is a product that is easy to find 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, the papaya has many virtues, different according to its maturation, not forgetting the leaves and the seeds: the papaya tree is full of resources. Out of vitamins B9 and Cthere is also a high rate of potassiuma very important mineral for the regulation of blood flow and therefore for hypertension. papain contained in latex remedies for heartburn, ulcers or against intestinal parasites. Finally, its hypoglycemic action will help diabetics.

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

  1. Peel the prawns (3 prawns per person) and cut them into pieces
  2. Peel and grate a good green papaya
  3. Dress the salad with diced tomatoes, green onions, parsley
  4. Add the juice of one lemon (green or ripe)
  5. Grate a dry coconut, press the grated coconut mixed with a little water over 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 minutes before serving.

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