This is a classic Thai dish. To be completely authentic, this recipe would include dried shrimp, but as they’re not always to people’s taste, I’ve left them out. You can get all of these ingredients from a local grocer. The method might sound a bit repetitive, but you have to add the ingredients one by one into the pestle and mortar because some elements need more pounding than others. To shred the papaya, use a serrated peeler or the large holes of a box grater.
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