Papaya Salad

Serves 4 to 6

4 to 5 cups coarsely grated unripe papaya

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3 small chilies, chopped

4 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons crushed peanuts

pepper to taste

lettuce and cabbage leaves

tomato slices and tomatoes carved into rose shapes to be used as a garnish

Mix the grated papaya with the garlic, chilies, fish sauce, lemon juice and peanuts. Season with pepper. Serve on a bed of lettuce and cabbage leaves. Garnish with tomatoes.
--"Discover Thai Cooking," by Pierre Chaslin and Piyatep Canungmai (Times Editions, 1987, $18)


Stuffed Cabbage

Makes 28 rolls; serves 14

3 pounds lean ground chuck

2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons celery salt