Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tonight's Menu: "Modified Larb"

Paul and I love Thai cuisine. One of Paul's favorites is a beef salad called Larb (pronounced Laab). Larb has a potent tang to it due to the lime juice...and if there's one thing I love, it's lime juice! I don't usually like to follow recipes too closely, so for tonight I'm improvising on this tasty dish to utilize what we have in the fridge and pantry:

1lb ground beef
2 Tbsp Sesame oil
a couple cloves of minced garlic
1/2 a red onion finely chopped
1/2 cup Lime Juice (Divided)
1 tsp hot chile oil
1 bunch Scallions (chopped)
1 bunch Cilantro (chopped)
1 Cucumber (peeled and chopped finely)
Thai rice noodles broken into pieces and cooked
Spring greens mix
Mix in the garlic, red onion, chile oil and half the lime juice in the ground beef and let sit for a couple minutes. Put some sesame oil (or another kind of oil) in a wok or skillet and heat until your wok is nice and hot. Add the beef mixture until browned. Turn off the heat and mix in the rest of the lime juice, scallions, cilantro, cucumber and cooked noodles. Serve in bowls over a bed of fresh spring greens.


Bethany said...

Mmm. Sounds delicious, Em!

Andrea Downing said...

that sounds great!

Emily said...

Just so everyone knows, the results of this dish were delicious! I added sea salt and pepper to taste, added more lime juice and left the cucumber on the side as a topping. I love my dishes to be really saucy, so next time I will make a creamy lime sauce to go along with it by mixing sour cream, lime juice, mayonnaise, salt, and balsalmic vinegar.

Chris at Lost Arts Kitchen said...

Just caught this for the first time...and thanks! We have a lot of ground from our quarter of beef this year and I'm on the hunt for recipes. We love Thai food, but had completely forgotten about larb. I'll have to try this with the last of the seaon's cucumbers. Coconut milk would be a good addition.


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