Laab Recipe

For this dish, many people use a small pot but I use my cast iron pan
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Laab, also known as Larb and Laap, is a northeastern food. It usually eaten as a part of a set (laab, papaya salad and sticky rice.) The set is accompanied by string beans, sliver of cabbage, water spinach and Thai basil. It can be served as an appetizer. It can also be served as a main course along with other non-northeastern food.

There are variations of laab, duck laab, chicken laab. Some people like my brother love to include a few pieces of liver in laab.

This recipe is courtesy of ThaiTable

2
Servings
559
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • sprigs sliced cilantro
  • 3  Tablespoons  fish sauce
  • sliced green onion
  • 1/4  Tablespoon  ground dried chili pepper
  • 1/2  Pound  ground pork
  • 1-2  limes
  • 1/4  thinly sliced shallots
  • sprigs spearmint
  • 1  Tablespoon  toasted rice

Directions

Squeeze juice from 1/3 of the lime on to the ground pork. Mix well and let it marinate for just a couple of minutes until you are ready to cook it.

Heat up a pan on high until it is very hot. Add two tablespoons of 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. Keep stirring until the pork is well done. Traditionally, the pork is undercooked, but I do not recommend undercooking pork for health reasons.

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
57%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
119mg
40%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Calcium, Ca
70mg
7%
Choline, total
86mg
20%
Folate, total
36µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
301mg
43%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
45µg
82%
Sodium, Na
826mg
55%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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