Grilled Shrimp with Green Papaya and Mango Salad
May 06th, 2009 30 Comments

Grilled Shrimp with Green Papaya and Mango Salad

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Grilled Shrimp with Green Papaya and Mango Salad


Vietnamese Dressing:

1/2 teaspoon garlic-chili paste
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup Thai fish sauce
1 tablespoon chopped mint
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro stems


1 green papaya, julienned
1 green mango, julienned
1/2 jicama, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
Fresh mint, roughly chopped
Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1 thai bird chile, sliced (optional)


16 jumbo shrimp
salt and pepper
Wooden skewers


Toss together the julienned papaya, mango, carrots, jicama and herbs in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients of the dressing together and set aside.

Place the shrimp on wooden skewers. Four per person. Season with salt and pepper and grill, about 2 minutes on each side.

While the shrimp are grilling pour the dressing over the salad and toss together. Dress on a platter and generously sprinkle with the chopped peanuts. Place the grilled shrimp skewers on top and serve. Lime wedges on the side.

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  1. This sounds refreshing and delicious! The salad sounds like a perfect match for grilled shrimp.

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  3. Mai says:

    I am a Vietnamese and I must say that this dish looks so good and I have no doubt that Zen Chef’s grilled shrimp with green mango salad is lip-smackingly good.

  4. NYMY says:

    I love Vietnamese green papaya salad, but I think Thai also has this dish, or maybe they used mango. I am not sure. Either way, this is a light and funny post and I love it. Thanks Zen Chef.

  5. What a lovely refreshing recipe. It’s one that I will definitely try. Thanks, Zen Can Cook and Rasa Malaysia!

  6. elra says:

    Wow, love it. Rasanya enak sekali.

  7. Giff says:

    You are bringing some of my favorite bloggers onto here Bee! Love this recipe Zen. I am already tasting a forkful, followed by the most delicious white wine my imagination can summon.

  8. These shrimps are perfect for me! I’ve foud some this morning at the market. I know how to cook them now (on my barbecue of course!). Thanks…

  9. Reni says:

    The pictures are very appetizing, and the descriptions are very mouth watering, makes my imaginations go wild and in turn my stomach growls eventhough I’ve already had my lunch.. :) Bravo Zen and Bee !!!

  10. Eating365 says:

    I can eat grilled shrimp 365 days, and couple with green papaya salad, I will eat both for life!

  11. adel says:

    gosh! delicious..stomach was growling as i was reading..just have to figure out how to get green papaya here in dublin..hmmm

  12. Ce'nedra says:

    Ohhhh this looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe Zen and thank you Bee for notifying us of Zen -another foodie blog to add to my favourites! :)

  13. Tavolini says:

    Nice!! I love the combination of flavors–sounds like a perfect summer dish :)

  14. This grilled shrimp with green papaya salad looks like perfect match in food heaven for summer! Drool.

  15. zenchef says:

    That’s exactly what i did… i screamed! :-)
    What’s so great about cooking is that we can always improvise!

  16. zenchef says:

    Thank you all for the nice comments! :-)
    Bee.. i almost finished mopping the floor. Let me know when i can go home. :-)

  17. Very summery and wonderful flavours!

  18. Cynthia says:

    Stephan’s work is always outstanding. This is another winner!

  19. Delicious salad and I really love this dressing …perfect! Had so much fun reading Zen chef’s blog!

  20. grilled shrimp, exotic salads, unpronounceable accolades – looks like job well done…now when can I have a taste?

  21. dawn says:

    you work on that blogkeeping! you go.
    Seriously though, lovely post. You do write so well.

  22. Grace F says:

    I agree with Eating365! I could eat grilled shrimp and papaya salad every day!! Where were you for Mother’s Day??! I would certainly have forced this recipe on my hubby for my Mother’s Day lunch AND maybe dinner. :)

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  24. Teacher says:

    I will be visiting Vietnam in April, and I am just excited to grab a taste of this thing at their restaurant! Chefs Gone Wild, right?

  25. Kerrie says:

    I have a question, I am cooking blind here. I have never eaten Green Papaya Salad before, so I have no idea how a green papaya should taste. By itself the papaya was tasteless. Is that how it is supposed to be? Same question for the green mango, which I did not include in my salad tonight, but may in the future.

    The salad was really great, just want to know if I am missing some other flavor.


    • You are right about green papayas. It’s the fresh organic taste that the salad should provide. If you have the green mango, you’d a get fuller bolder zingy sour taste.

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