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YAM SOM-O (SPICY GRAPEFRUIT SALAD)

Ingredients:
Chicken breast  - 250 gms
Langoustines - 200 gms
Large grapefruit - 1 (segmented)
Fried dried shrimp -  1 tbsp (optional)
Lime juice - 2 tbsp
Fish sauce - 1 tbsp
sugar - 1 tbsp
Fresh or dry coconut - 1 tbsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Salt

Method:

  • Barbeque or grill the chicken, cool and cube into small pieces.
  • Cook the langoustines in a pan full of salted water for three to five minutes.
  • Remove, cool and slice.
  • Cut open the grapefruit, shred the pulp and set aside.
  • Next, mix the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar thoroughly in a bowl.
  • Add the langoustines, chicken, coconut and coconut milk. Mix again.
  • Finally, add the grapefruit segment and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Pour into a dish and add the fried prawns.
  • for a touch of colour, decorate with chopped mint leaves and red chillies.
  • The dish may also be served in a hallowed-out grapefruit.
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