Spicy Thai Pork Salad (Larb)

2
Total Time
25 min
Prep
18 min
Cook
7 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
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.

Ingredients

uncooked 96% lean ground pork

1 pound(s)

uncooked shallot(s)

4 medium, peeled, sliced in half and then sliced 1/4-inch thick, divided

fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp, divided

uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, sliced

fish sauce

1 Tbsp

chili sauce

1 tsp, hot Asian-style, or to taste

mint leaves

¼ cup(s), fresh, coarsely chopped

cilantro

¼ cup(s), leaves, fresh, coarsely chopped

boston lettuce

8 leaf/leaves

kirby cucumber(s)

1 average, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To serve, divide pork mixture among leaves; serve with cucumber slices.
  4. Serving size: 2 stuffed leaves

Notes

Lean ground chicken can be substituted for the pork.

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