When my eyes rest on the pristine green papaya, all ready to be be plucked off the tree, I know in a flash what I need to be doing.
Restraint. I whisper to myself.
Just the minimal intervention please. A hint of spices.
Let the papaya be the hero and reign the dish.
So back to Grandma’s recipes and a delectable pepe ghonto is what I cook.
Pepe Ghonto, Green papaya, a throw of roasted peanuts and raisins and a kiss of spices.
That’s it. No fuss. Just what’s needed to make the gorgeous papaya shine.