Larb

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Patrick Johnson

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Originating in Laos, larb is a ground or minced meat salad. There are variations around the world. We had our first larb as a pork Thai variation. Quick, versitile and healthy. Serve with assorted vegetables, as a lettuce wrap or with a bowl of rice and enjoy.

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Serves:
3-4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 12-15 sprig(s)
    cilantro
  • 8 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 3
    green onion, sliced
  • 3/4 Tbsp
    chili pepper, dried and ground
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 5
    limes
  • 10 sprig(s)
    mint, fresh
  • 6 Tbsp
    toasted rice, coursely ground

How to Make Larb

Step-by-Step

  1. Squeeze juice from 2 limes on to the ground pork. Mix well and let it marinate for just a couple of minutes until you are ready to cook it.
  2. Heat up a pan on high until it is very hot. Add 1/4 cup water and then immediately add your marinated pork and stir. The pork will stick to the pan at first, but then the juice will come out and the meat will loosen from the bottom.
  3. Keep stirring until the pork is well done.
  4. Put the pork in a bowl a large mixing bowl that will hold all the ingredients. Add fish sauce, green onion, shallot, cilantro, the rest of the lime juice, ground chili pepper and almost all of toasted rice into the bowl. Save some toasted rice to sprinkle on top for garnish. Mix well and taste. It should be a little bit hot. You should be able to taste tartness from the lime juice and the fish sauce. If you need to add more fish sauce or lime juice, don't be afraid. Getting the flavor balance right is a trial and error process.
  5. Put the mixed ingredients in a serving bowl, garnish with spearmint and sprinkle the rest of toasted rice on top. Serve with vegetables like cabbage, green beans, lettuce and Thai basil.

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About Larb

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Thai
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb



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