Saturday, October 10, 2020

Pork Larb #EattheWorld

Larb is a meat salad very popular in Laos.  Ground pork stir fried with Asian Flavors and toasted rice, this salad can be served wrapped in lettuce leaves or with steamed rice as I chose to do.


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I found the recipe that I adapted and am sharing over at a blog called The Woks of Life written by Sarah.  Sarah said that Pork Larb is the National Dish of Laos.



Laos is located in southeast Asia bordered by Viet Nam and Thailand on either side with Cambodia, China and Myanmar also adding influence to the country.  Agriculture is primarily rice production and sticky rice is a staple of the country.  

According to Wikipedia: "The trifecta of Laos' national cuisine are sticky rice, larb, and tam mak hoong."  Tam Mak Hoong is a green papaya salad.  Larb, as I wrote earlier, is a meat salad.  Any kind of meat can be used to make larb and there are also vegetable versions.  


This was a delicious dinner.  It was ready in no time and I will be making it again.

Asian, Pork, Stir Fry, Entree
Entrees, Pork
Laos
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
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Pork Larb

Pork Larb

Larb is a meat salad very popular in Laos. Ground pork stir fried with Asian Flavors and toasted rice, this salad can be served wrapped in lettuce leaves or with steamed rice as I chose to do.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 T. uncooked rice
  • 1 lb. Ground Pork
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 T. fish sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, cored, seeded and minced
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and light green parts, sliced
  • 2 T. cilantro paste
  • 1/4 c. chopped mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Stir fry uncooked rice in a dry wok, until toasted, stirring often .  Transfer to a mortar and pestle and grind into a coarse powder.
  2. Place the wok back onto high heat and add the pork. Cook and break up with a wooden spoon until crumbly and browned.  
  3. Stir in the toasted rice powder, fish sauce and lime juice.  Stir fry briefly and then add the jalapeno, scallions, cilantro and mint.  Stir fry one minute longer and serve with lettuce leaves or steamed rice.

Notes:

Adapted from a recipe found at The Woks of Life

Calories

355.61

Fat (grams)

23.62

Sat. Fat (grams)

8.77

Carbs (grams)

4.16

Fiber (grams)

0.48

Net carbs

3.68

Sugar (grams)

0.60

Protein (grams)

29.82

Sodium (milligrams)

438.28

Cholesterol (grams)

106.59

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18 comments:

  1. This pork larb looks delicious! Simple, but with a lot of flavor from the Asian spices. Great pairing with rice.

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  2. Oh, my goodness I am craving this right now. For breakfast. LOL.

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  3. Wow that looks so delicious. Where is the recipe if we want to make it :-D ?

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    1. OMG....I can't believe I forgot the recipe LOL....rectifying that right now. Thanks Evelyne.

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  4. I love larb! It's always so simple to make but the taste is anything but!

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  5. That looks delicious! I was super curious about Larb - I saw it popping up so much when I was browsing recipes!

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  6. Looks like a winner. I love simple, quick recipe using ground meat that are packed with flavour, and this ones ticks all the boxes. Will definitely have to try it!

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  7. This sounds so delicious. I love the flavors in the larb.

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  8. What a great quick meal! So perfect for school nights!

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