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CathyZ from Kauai

Crazy for Laarb

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Posted to Thread #3313 at 5:46 pm on Aug 31, 2006

I love Thai food. Pat from T.O. cooked some for us when we visited recently and gave me the recipe. I have only been home a week or so but have already made it twice. You may not know this name for it but there are similar dishes called Laab and Laap. I am still dieting (staying away from all things white) and always looking for flavorful dishes to cook- this one is a winner:

LAARB (LAAB, LAAP)
(serves 4)

1 lb ground chicken or turkey
1-1/2 T garlic, minced
3 green Thai chilies, chopped finely
3 T sesame oil
1 T oyster sauce
1 T fish sauce
¼ c soy sauce
1 T seasoned rice vinegar
1/3 c fresh basil, chopped
2 limes- juiced
1 small red onion, chopped
1 head lettuce for wrapping, cleaned and pulled apart

Saute garlic and chilies in sesame oil. Add chicken or turkey and cook 2 min. Add rest of ingredients except for onions, lime juice and basil. Cook until done. Add onions and lime juice and cook to soften the onion. Add basil at the end.

Serve with these condiments: chopped Thai chilies in seasoned rice vinegar, chopped onion, fresh basil leaves, fresh mint leaves.

To eat: take a lettuce leaf and mound some Larb filling on it. Add condiments of your choice then wrap up in a “bundle” and eat.


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