Spicy Thai Pork Salad (Larb)
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If you like well-spiced Asian cuisine, this recipe's a must-try. It features classic Thai ingredients like chili and fish sauce, lime juice and mint.
uncooked 96% lean ground pork1 pound(s)
uncooked shallot(s)4 medium, peeled, sliced in half and then sliced 1/4-inch thick, divided
fresh lime juice2 Tbsp, divided
uncooked scallion(s)2 medium, sliced
fish sauce1 Tbsp
chili sauce1 tsp, hot Asian-style, or to taste
mint leaves¼ cup(s), fresh, coarsely chopped
cilantro¼ cup(s), leaves, fresh, coarsely chopped
boston lettuce8 leaf/leaves
kirby cucumber(s)1 average, thinly sliced
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork, 1/4 of shallots and 1 tablespoon of lime juice, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up pork as it cooks, until pork is no longer pink, about 6 to 7 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining shallots, lime juice, scallions, fish sauce, chili sauce, mint and cilantro; add pork mixture and toss well to coat.
- To serve, divide pork mixture among leaves; serve with cucumber slices.
- Serving size: 2 stuffed leaves