Saturday, June 09, 2007
laab moo : spicy isaan minced pork salad.
1/2 cup of chicken stock
2 cups minced pork (beef/chicken)
1/2 cup of sliced shallot
1/2 cup of finely chopped fresh cilantro & spring onion
1/4 cup of finely chopped fresh mint leaves
3-5 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
2-5 tablespoons of fish sauce
2-4 tablespoons of roasted rice powder
1-3 tablespoons of ground dried red chilli
1-2 tablespoons of ground galanga ( or finely grated fresh galanga)
a pinch of sugar (option)
a few of lettuce leaves
sweet basil leaves
cilantro leaves & spring onions
a handful of fresh mint leaves
*in a small saucepan over high heat, bring the stock to a boil.
*add the meat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, tossing often with a large spoon to break up the meat and cook it to fairly evenly.
*when the meat is cooked, remove the pan from the heat.
*stir in the shallot, cilantro, spring onion, and most of the mint.
*add the lime juice, fish sauce, rice powder, grated galanga, ground chilli, and sugar; stir to combine everything well.
*taste and adjust seasoning as needed for a pleasing balance of sour, salty, and hot.
*line a serving platter with lettuce leaves, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, mint leaves & sweet basil leaves.
* serve with streamed wholegrain rice or sticky rice