Thai Larb Moo Recipe

Laab Moo Spicy Pork And Mint Thai Salad Recipe


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Laab Moo is a simple yet mouth watering dish that is packed with flavour. Combining the freshness of mint with the sourness of lime and spice of chilli, this is a real treat for your tastebuds. Its is also easy to prepare and cook, and the ingredients are easy to get hold of in western countries. Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think!

Goes well with sticky rice and som tum, for the perfect Issan feast! This dish seems to particularly suit western tastebuds, it has been a hit with everybody we have made it for here!

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Laab Moo Ingredients List

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  • 500g minced pork
  • 1 tbsp meat seasoning powder
  • 3 branches of mint leaf (just the leaf)
  • 1 tbsp dried crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 chopped spring onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 chopped shallots
  • 2 tbsp crushed roasted rice (fry uncooked rice in a pan without oil until golden brown, then crush in a blender)
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

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Step 1: Heat a non stick pot, and fry the minced pork without any oil, for about 5 minutes until it is half cooked.

cooking the minced pork

Step 2: Then add the meat seasoning powder and stir in thoroughly. Stir and heat until the pork is cooked, then turn off the heat and allow the minced pork to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes.

adding the meat seasoning powder to the laab

Step 3: Once the pork has cooled, add it to a large mixing bowl, and add the mint lead, crushed chilli, spring onion, coriander, lime juice, shallots, crushed roasted rice and fish sauce, and toss the salad thoroughly until everything is evenly mixed.

mixing the laab salad

Step 4: Serve! Goes well with jasmine rice or sticky rice, and is traditionally served on a bed of lettuce with a side of green beans.

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