Method – In a mortar and pestle, add in the chilli and pinch of salt. The salt will act as a sort of grinder. Pound the mixture into a paste. Add the garlic. Pound again into a paste. Then add the shallots and pound everything together. Next, add in the palm sugar. Give it another round of good pounding. When done, add the fish sauce, lime juice, and tamarind paste. Mix well, taste and see if you need to add more of something. Heat up a pan of oil on medium heat and deep-fry the cashew nuts until crispy. Alternatively, you can also roast them. The pre-soaked in brine is a technique my Mom got from a restaurant. It makes the cashew nuts crispier and won’t dry out when roasted or fried. In a plate, put in the pork. Place the shrimp on top. Sprinkle with cashew nuts, garlic & shallot flakes, bergamot leaf & peel, lemongrass, and torch ginger. Pour in the dressing just before serving.
Mix well and enjoy.
Recipe from: http://www.opensourcefood.com/people/LittleChi/recipes/spicy-shrimp-and-torch-ginger-salad
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