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
433
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
28g
40%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
114mg
38%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
33g
72%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
30mg
3%
Choline, total
110mg
26%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
331mg
47%
Selenium, Se
46µg
84%
Sodium, Na
175mg
12%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
72g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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