We loved this salad! I used 1 jalapeno pepper in place of the thai peppers and it had plenty of heat!
6 points plus per serving
My husband and I really loved this salad. It is very fresh and very refreshing, and also very easy to prepare. We didn't have Thai basil, but used a mixture of basil varieties from our herb garden. We used jalapeño chiles from our garden.
Great recipe for a hot summer day. Made to direction except we steamed the shrimp about 2-3 min, rather than boiling them. Bright, fresh colors in the bowl. Distinct & assertive flavors in every bite. (For folks who aren't crazy about mint, you could sub a total of 3/4 cup mixed mint, thai basil, cilantro for the 1/2c mint & 1/4c basil.)
I thought this was pretty good. I did use only half of the fish sauce and added a little oil to the dressing. I also added some mixed greens to the salad and grilled the shrimp with five spice powder.
I followed the recipe other than substituting my garden peppers for the thai chiles, but I do not think that made the recipe the disappointment it was. My family each took one bite and looked at me with concern. My husband actually thought it tasted like toothpaste because of the mint. Gross... we are leaving for take out as I speak. Very disappointed- leave out the mint!
Nice summer salad! The dressing was very salty/fishy, so I doubled the brown sugar. I also used butter lettuce instead of cabbage. YUMMY! I'll make it again for sure.