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Make a Lao'd salad. Mango style.

  Thanks to our friends over at Cool Jerk, a Lao beef jerky distributer, here’s a fresh take on the typical thum salad to continue your Lao’d summer. Thum Mak Mouang – Mango & Shrimp Salad Ingredients 2 medium size green mango, skin peeled and shredded 1 1/2  tablespoon lime juice (1 lime) 1 1/2  tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce (I like Mae Ploy brand) 1/2 teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 cup dried or fresh shrimp. Pre-soak dried shrimp in water about 30 mins. Devein, rinse, and cook fresh shrimp in boiling water for about 5 minutes. 1-2 teaspoon chopped fresh chili pepper (optional, but I like my salad spicy, so I usually double the amount) 2-3 small shallot, thinly sliced ¼ cup fresh chopped herbs (mint, green onions, sawtooth, or basil) 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts (optional) Method Heat a small pan and lightly oil it. Add dried shrimps and give it a quick stir. Fry it to give them a nice crispy texture. Transfer to a mortar and …