Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A little Thai cooking!

I was watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, a favorite show.  It showed this talented gentleman from Thailand make this simple, healthy, low-carb salad that I have now made twice.  It is called Pork Larb and it takes minutes to make and is so good.  It turned out to be a huge hit in my family.  So here is the recipe, enjoy.

 from yummy.com

Adapted from Serious Eats

3/4 lb of lean ground pork (you could use beef, chicken or turkey if you like)
2 c shredded carrot
1 c red onion, cut thinly into slivers
1/2 c fish sauce
1/4-1/2 c of fresh squeezed lime juice, and more limes to serve with the meal
2 c shredded red and or green cabbage
2 scallions, cut thinly
1/2 c basil, preferably Thai if you can find it-chopped
1/2 c cilantro-chopped
1/4 c fresh mint leaves-torn
2 T. red pepper flakes (optional)
2 T. honey
Cold Romaine Heart Leaves

In a large skillet, brown your meat till cooked through, drain away any grease.  With the heat on add your carrots and cook for about 5 minutes, then add your onions and let this cook for an additional 2 minutes.  Turn the heat off and add everything else to and toss to coat.  Taste and adjust the seasoning to suite you.
I like lots of fish sauce and pepper flakes.
Fish sauce can now be found at most large grocery stores, or better yet Asian markets.  They charge a lot less.  My favorite Asian market is over on Harry between Web and 143rd.  I buy most anything there that I need.
Serve this with lettuce leaves for wrap or scooping.  Enjoy!

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