Thursday, April 05, 2012

Thai Pork Larb Salad

It's coming up to the long weekend and I am glad. Nothing like an extra few days to rest up and recharge. At the same time, it's also a time to reflect and thank our wonderful Lord for sacrificing for us.

This is another low carb recipe that I love. Mince is so easy to use and reasonably priced that it's hard to resist. I'm embracing lemongrass, ginger and garlic in this one. I wish I have some mint on hand and basil because I am sure it will add more flavours in the salad. I added some cashew for the added crunch factor.

I usually have my doubts on Asian salads. I mean, growing up, we rarely have salads. The first salad I had was Mum teaching me how to make egg mayo sandwiches-if that is even considered as a salad (the egg bit I mean). But then, we rarely had thai food either.

My neighbour gave us some limes and I am going crazy about them. It's not often that we have limes because they are quite pricey at the markets. I tend to use lemons instead. However, I have to admit that limes still win in terms of adding the zing to this dish!

Thai Pork Larb Salad (serves 4)
400 grams lean pork mince
2 stalks of lemongrass white bit chopped
2 tsp of garlic
2 red chill chopped
4 cm knob ginger grated
few mushrooms-shitake if you have, I used button chopped
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tsp of sugar if you like, but I did not add any

Fresh salad leaves
4 limes-for each meal.
handful of cashew nuts

Heat pan till hot. Saute garlic lemon grass, chill and ginger. Brown pork mince. Add in mushrooms. Stir through fish sauce. Taste. Season if needed. Top on salad leaves with lime and cashew nuts.



tigerfish said...

Growing up, salad is also not part of our family ritual.

I do like Thai-style salad because of the tangy savory aromatic dressing typically used. It just makes everything so refreshing !

Joanne said...

I can't imagine life without limes...I prefer them to lemons any day. This dish sounds so tasty!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I would definitely prefer this Thai style salad over the fattening American dressings.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

we hardly eat salad too..I love you add lemongrass into this salad, sound so refreshing!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Amen and this a yum low carb dish!

lena said...

there isnt anything that i dont like about this recipe! yeah, i agree that lime and fish sauce goes very well in our asian salads. Happy easter!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I love salad and this looks very easy to make and refreshing. Thanks for sharing :)

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