Chicken Larb

Learn to make Chicken Larb

Laos, a country north east of Thailand in addition to the south Asian influence also bears heavy influence from the French Indo-China. It is common to spot French restaurants in the country specifically the larger cities and  baguettes being sold in bakeries. Locally sticky rice is a common dish and consumed in large quantities. Herbs such as Lemongrass, Mint, Rattan Shoots, Galangal and Ginger are used for seasoning. The servings in the country include Som Pa, Lao Sausage as appetizers, various Larbs as salads, Kaeng Nor Mai a bamboo stewed dish, Grilled meat dishes like Ping Pa, Ping Theen Gai, Steamed meats and vegetable dishes like Mok Gai, Mok Khai, Rice dishes such as Khua Khao, Khao Niao and Noodle dishes such as Khao Piak Sen, Pad Lao and Lard Na.

For today's recipe, I picked up Laos national dish Chicken Larb, which is a minced meat salad. The salad can also be prepared with other meats such as duck, beef, fish or pork. Fish sauce and Lemongrass bring out an authentic taste, while it is generally served on a platter of lettuce leaves. It is also common to find this dish in Thailand and in Thai restaurants across the world. Its extremely easy to prepare this Larb dish at your home and serve it along with other South Asian delicacies. Go ahead and use this simple Chicken Larb Recipe.

Ingredients (serves 2 to 3)

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1 tsp (grated)
  • Lemon grass - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Red chili - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Garlic - 1 tsp (chopped)
  • Chicken mince - 250  gms
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Fish sauce - 1 tsp
  • Brown sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion - 1/4 cup (thinly sliced)
  • Mint leaves - 10 to 12
  • Lettuce leaves - 4 to 5

How to Make Chicken Larb

  • Heat oil in a pan, add grated ginger, red chili, garlic and fry for a min.
Chicken Larb - Frying Basics

Chicken Larb - Frying Basics

  • Add chicken mince, lemon grass and cook till done.
Cooking Minced Chicken

Cooking Minced Chicken

  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Mix lemon juice, brown sugar and fish sauce in a separate bowl.
Chicken Larb - Sauce

Chicken Larb - Sauce

  • Add it to the chicken and mix well.
  • Add onion, mint leaves and mix well.
Chicken Larb - Ready

Chicken Larb - Ready

  • Make a platter out of lettuce leaves and keep the chicken larb over these.
  • Serve fresh.
Chicken Larb

Chicken Larb

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Published On: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014