Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

Another recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks - Marcus Samuelsson! This is one I haven't tried yet as I haven't seen any nice ripe papayas yet, but I think it sounds awesome! He says it goes good with grilled shrimp or chicken and with roti.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over med hig hieat.
  2. Add the garlic and saute for 2 to 3 min, until softened.
  3. Add the tomatoes, chili, sugar, and vinegar, reduce the heat to med, and cook, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes are very soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Transfer tomato mixture to a blender.
  5. Add the soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, papaya, and lime juice and puree until smooth.
  6. Store in a tightly cover container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Most Helpful

Made for Zaar World Tour 8. After an initial strange taste, the sauce actually became quite morish and was very nice with plain corn chips. I have sooo much left over, so I think I might experiment with it during the week. Thanks for sharing such an interesting idea.

Satyne August 05, 2012

I pretty much doubled all the seasonings and it came out quite well. I served it with steak. It made a nice sweet sauce.

threeovens June 08, 2011

Not entirely to my taste, although I like the tomato/papaya pairing, with some chile spice. I might try again without the asian influence of sesame oil and soy sauce - there seemed to be simply too many flavor influences jumbled together. The flavor developed quite a bit after being in the refrigerator overnight. I used a fairly sweet tomato; I think something more acidic might work better, to balance the slickness and sweetness of the papaya.

realbirdlady May 29, 2011