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Appetizer: Megan
Side Dish: Lauren
Main Dish: Mom
Dessert: Amy

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May Appetizer - Larb

It's appropriate since I had the appetizer that I am the first post for this month!!  I just made the following recipe for Larb.  It is a Thai appetizer that I had with Megan, Pat and Nick at a wonderful Thai restaurant in San Clemente.  This is from Cooking Light which called for ground turkey since it is more lean.  However, I wanted to stay with a more traditional Thai version so used ground chicken.  I made it exactly as below.  My only change next time would to make it a little spicier - more serrano chile and red pepper flakes.  It's very South Beach diet friendly!! - Mom


Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup larb and 1 cabbage wedge)


  • 2  teaspoons  grated lime rind
  • 1  teaspoon  grated lemon rind
  • 1/4  cup  fresh lime juice
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  tablespoon  fish sauce
  • 2  teaspoons  brown sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  finely chopped serrano chile
  • 1/4  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1  teaspoon  vegetable oil
  • 12  ounces  ground chicken breast
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped shallots
  • 1/2  cup  coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2  head green cabbage, cored and halved


Combine first 8 ingredients, stirring with a whisk until sugar dissolves.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey and shallots; sauté 5 minutes or until done, stirring to crumble. Drizzle with juice mixture, stirring to coat. Sprinkle with mint. Serve in a cabbage leaf.

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