Spicy Star Fruit and Shrimp Salad

I'm so delighted to have Chef Thashvin Muckatira of Siam Trading Co. Thai Kitchen and Bar share this lip-smacking recipe with us today. For those of you who think healthy cannot be tasty, this is proof that a marriage between the two can exist. I'm making this tonight for dinner, and you? 

3 star fruit (carambola)
4-5 shrimp (medium)
1/2 red onion sliced
4 cherry tomatoes halved
2 tbsp mint leaves shredded
4 arugula leaves
A pinch toasted rice crushed

1 tbsp chilli paste
1 tsp palm sugar
2 tsp fish sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
A pinch chilli flakes


  1. Cut the star fruits along its centre and remove seeds.
  2. Then cut the star fruit into thin slices. 
  3. Grill the shrimp till cooked. If you don't have a grill then the easiest way to cook shrimp it to first make sure the pan used is extremely hot. Spray a bit of oil on the pan and drop in the shrimps. Then put a dash of either white wine or brandy into the pan. Cook each side of the shrimp for no more than 1 minute and serve. 
  4. In a bowl mix all the ingredients for the salad dressing
  5. Add remaining ingredients including the star fruit and the grilled shrimp and toss