Spicy pomelo or grapefruit salad recipe

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Large round pomelos, the Asian equivalent of grapefruit, are generally bitter-sweet, and are eaten as a fruit as well as mixed with sour, spicy ingredients and shrimp or chicken to make a salad. This salad goes well with rice and other cooked dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pomelo or 2 large grapefruits
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 oz (150 g) boiled or grilled shrimp, shells removed
  • 2 cups (200 g) cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh or dried unsweetened coconut
  • ½-1 tablespoon dried shrimp, soaked in warm water for 5 minutes and drained, lightly pounded or processed
  • 1 dried chili, deseeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) coconut cream
How to Make It
  1. Peel the pomelo and shred the flesh, removing the seeds. (If using grapefruit, peel and section, removing all the skins.)
  2. Place the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar in a bowl and stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Then add the shrimp, chicken and grated coconut. Mix well.
  4. Add the pomelo or grapefruit and grated coconut. Toss lightly.
  5. Serve sprinkled with chopped dried shrimp and chili, and drizzled with a little coconut cream, if using.
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