Fermented wild spider flower or leaf tips
Local name
Wild spider flower or leaf tips: Cleome gynandra (Pak-sian, Pak-sian-khaao). Salt, sugar.
Fish normally used:
Fermentation: 2-3 days.
Storage life: 15 days.
Production: In home industry in the Northeast.
Properties: Solid, sour and salty.
Bacillus sp., Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus sp., Pediococcus pentosaceus, Pichia sp.
1. Trim the defective stems, leaves and flowers and wash the vegetable.
2. Expose to sunlight for 1-2 hours until it has wilted.
3. Add salt (about 2-4% w/w) and sugar (about 0.5% w/w) and mix well.
4. Pack the mixed ingredients in a container and weigh them down so that the vegetable is kept under the brine which occurs. Close the container.
5. Leave under shade to ferment for 2-3 days.
Eat with Nam-prik.