Green Apples with Chili Fish Sauce (แอ๊ปเปิ้ลเขียวแจ่วปลาร้า)
Green apples with chili-fish sauce is a really simple thing my wife throws together regularly which she insists no one will be interested in but when I showed a picture of her eating it on Facebook it got all kind of interest and Thai people liking, calling it a classic.
The nice thing about this recipe is how easy and healthy it is. As is usually the case, Thai food is pretty naturally healthy because they still maintain practices that involve lots of natural sweets like fruits and natural ingredients from the jungle and biodiversity rich environment.
The green apple is a super fruit. It is full of antioxidants, high in fiber but low calorie. Thus, it is recommended for anyone who is interested in a healthy and/or weight-lost diet. In this recipe, my wife personally prefers granny smith green apples because they give a more sour taste than any other kind of apple. FYI, the original recipe is using green mango, but since it is hard to find in the U.S.; my wife thought that green apple is the closest thing.
Enjoy your spicy, sour, and salty quick snack!!
- • 1 or a few sliced green apples depending on how many you are feeding sliced in about ½ centimeter strips so the apple can soak up the sauce.
- • 1 TBSP of fish paste. (as an option.)
- • 1 TSP of shrimp paste.
- • 2 TBSP of fish sauce.
- • 3-5 dried Thai chili.
- Crack the dried chili in a small bowl then add shrimp paste, fish paste, and fish sauce.
- Stir all the ingredients in the bowl until they mix well.