Don’t throw away the white part of watermelon; you also can use it to create one of amazing Vietnamese Salad Recipes. It is called Salad Watermelon with Shrimps (Nộm Dưa Hấu với Tôm). Cooking and eating in hot weather likes these days is a great choice. Do you agree with me? This dish is quite strange with someone, but when you have a chance to cook and eat, I will totally fall in love with it. Enjoy with deep fried shrimp cakes (Bánh phồng tôm) is my favorite.
Salad watermelon with shrimps (Nộm dưa hấu với tôm)
So, are you ready to cook one of stunning Vietnamese Salad Recipes for your beloved family and friends right now? Trust me; you will not regret about this decision. If you want, please follow my instruction below.
The white part of ¼ watermelon
200g silver shrimps
Fish sauce, chili, sugar, garlic, vinegar, lemon
Basil leaves, Vietnamese mint herb.
Step 1: Peel off the cover of shrimps; pull out the black lines on their backs and clean well. Heat the oil (2 – 3 teaspoons), add minced garlic and fry until it is fragrant. Next, add more shrimps and fry quickly in 4 – 5 minutes. Then, pour into clean bowl.
Step 2: Peel off the harsh cover of watermelon. Use knife to separate the white and red parts.
Step 3: Slice the white parts into long pieces. Pour all them into bowl, add more ½ teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon sugar; mix well and wait in 2 – 3 hours.
Step 4: Peel off the cover of carrot, clean and slice small. Marinate with ½ teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon sugar, mix well and wait in 15 minutes.
Step 5: Clean well all herb leaves, slice small.
Step 6: Making sauce: Here is also the important step to create the specific flavor for one of amazing Vietnamese Salad Recipes. Mix minced garlic, chili, 1 tablespoon fish sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, ½ tablespoon water together. Stir well until all sugar is melted. Next, add more ½ teaspoon lemon juice (the first water).
Step 7: After marinate carrot, watermelon, use your hands to press out all water and pour them together on clean bowl.
Step 8: Then, add more shrimps, dipping sauce, roasted peanut, herb leaves and mix well. Season again to suit your flavor.
Finally, you already can serve one of stunning Vietnamese Salad Recipes for your family. In my opinion, you should serving with deep fried shrimp cakes (bánh phồng tôm). It will help to increase the specific flavor for this dish. Hope you will have a good appetite and Good Luck for your Cooking.
From EZ Vietnamese Cuisine Team.