- Aug 13, 2019 at 9:26 pm #3605968
Since I am working on a low carb diet, I have been experimenting with food. One of the things that I tried recently was to spiralize, dry and re-hydrate green papayas. It turns out that it works very well. The intriguing thing to me is that when re-hydrated, the green papaya still has a great crunch to it, almost identical in fact.
Now green papayas do not have a lot of calories but they are low in carbs as well. What I like about them is that one of the things that I crave on the trail is a nice crisp salad every now and then. I am going to be experimenting with making a backpacking version of a Thai green papaya salad (Som Tum).
Also, when you boil them for a while, they make a pretty good substitute for rice noodles and pasta.
Peeled and seeds removed
About 700 gram wet weight and 80 gram dry weight
Cold water re-hydration in about 2 hours. It would be much faster with hot waterAug 13, 2019 at 10:12 pm #3605972
Whoa/ That’s interesting.
I’ve only eaten them raw in Thai food. I’d be curious to try them cooked. Thanks for the suggestion.Aug 14, 2019 at 2:30 am #3606004
David PBPL Member
Jon, your taking papaya salad camping? Can I come? ;-)
it sparked me to think about Wakame, the seaweed salad. I’ve never purchased it but doesn’t it come dehydrated and you just add water?Aug 14, 2019 at 2:47 am #3606007
Later this week, I will make a Fetticini Alfredo using green papaya noodles.Aug 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm #3606073
David PBPL Member
To add a bunch of calories to my Japanese Ramen when camping I make a simple Peanut Sauce.
Peanut butter- coconut oil- toasted sesame oil- olive oil- Thai chili paste- sea salt- scallionsAug 14, 2019 at 7:59 pm #3606126
Green papaya was dehydrated raw so I cold soaked it first then boiled it to al dente. Knorr makes great fettucine sauces.
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