Friday, March 23, 2012

Yam Hua Plee

I don't know if this counts as a green, but it was exciting to try something new. I picked up this banana pod at the Indian grocery store on a whim.
It's sort of like an artichoke, except when you peel back the leaves, there are little groups of 10 blossoms. And those are what you eat.

The final product was Yam Hua Plee- a Thai salad made with the blossoms, tofu, shallots, spring onions, peanuts, garlic, coconut, ground chilies, fish sauce, and tamarind juice. I didn't have the tamarind juice, so I had to riff it with diluted vinegar and brown sugar (what did we do before the internet?). It was sweet, tangy, and salty all at once. In short, delicious, though the banana blossoms didn't add much more than crunch.

1 comment:

wirrek said...

I don't know if I can allow your "food wars" stuff on my blog. Ha!