Banana Blossom Salad

Ingredients:

½ cup Banana flower, shredded (soak in lime juice and water after cutting to avoid browning)
1/2 cup Chicken and pork, cooked and pulled (equal parts)
1/2 cup Bean sprouts
1/4 cup Star fruit, sliced (tossed with sugar)
2 Tbl Cilantro
2 Tbl Mint
2 Tbl Thai basil
2 Tbl Sawtooth coriander, rough chopped
3 Tbl Sesame seeds, toasted
3 Tbl Peanuts, roasted
2 Tbl Red jalapeños, sliced (no seeds)
3 oz Dressing
1 ea Banana flower petal

Dressing:

3 Tbl Fresh Lime juice
2 Tbl Red Boat fish sauce
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Salt

Directions:

  1. Peel banana flower leaves and slice thinly. Discard baby bananas between leaves. Soak shredded flower for at least 30 minutes in lime and water.
  2. Poach and pull chicken and/or pork.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients well.
  4. Serve on banana petal and garnish with sesame seeds and sliced jalapeño peppers.
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