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Susan Feniger's Burmese Gin Thoke Melon Salad

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Burmese Gin Thoke Melon Salad. [Photograph: Jennifer May]

At once sweet, tangy, earthy, and nutty, Susan Feniger's interpretation of a Burmese digestive snack in her Street Food is truly a knockout. Her recipe combines a blend of melons--watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew--with a potent mix of young ginger, sesame, and coconut. (This is the gin thoke.) Next, the salad is then bulked up with blanched peanuts and strangely perfect green lentils and then dressed with a bit of sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice. It sounds like a crazy combination, but it works.

Reprinted with permission from Susan Feniger's Street Food by Susan Feniger. Copyright 2012. Published by Clarkston Potter. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

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