Larb - Laotian Chicken Mince Recipe
Wrap this authentic larb gai in fresh lettuce leaves to contrast the flavors of fish sauce, lime juice, and toasted rice.
I love this recipe!! I have been searching for a similar dish laab and have to say I like this one so much better. It is wonderful on top of lettuce, or wrapped in lettuce. I have made it with the ginger/lime and it was wonderful but have to say ginger was missed when I did not have it. This recipe is so good, I will find the galangal and buy lots of it because I could eat this a few times a week. I did not use the shrimp paste, and can't say I missed it, delicious. Thank you for sharing!
I'll have to defer to our Laotian friends as to this dish's authenticity, but holy mackerel, it was good! I upped the chili peppers a bit since I'm an insatiable chili fiend, but it had that perfect blend of hot/sweet/sour/salty/aromatic that I've come to associate with Southeast Asian food. And even with all the flavors, the fresh herbal quality really shone. I ate it mixed with leaf lettuce over rice with cucumber spears on the side and I can honestly say that I could eat this every day and never tire of it. (Galangal isn't available in my area, so I substituted half the amount of ginger and a quarter the amount of fennel seed since to me, galangal has vague licorice notes.)
I have the honor of being an occasional taste tester for Baking Nana. This is truly an exceptional dish. Enjoy!
A popular Laotian dish, larb is a highly seasoned blend of ground meat, herbs, fish sauce, and chilies all served up in a lettuce cup.
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