Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Larb - Thai Chicken Salad

3 teaspoons grated lime peel
1.5 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1.5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1.5 tablespoons fish sauce
3 teaspoons brown sugar
1 -2 teaspoons finely chopped serrano
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

coconut oil
16 oz ground chicken
1 chopped shalllot

handful chopped mint

lettuce leaves
chopped peanuts
dried shrimp
toasted coconut
chopped ginger
thinly sliced and diced lime

Whisk together first 8. Set aside. Brown the ground chicken and shallot in a bit of coconut oil. Dump on the sauce and mint. Stir it up and let it meld while preparing the toppings.

Spoon the chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf and pile high with fixin's. Shove in mouth. Lick the juice that runs down your arm. Sigh with contentment. My kids couldn't get enough of these. I even videoed it. Except, I didn't. There was a mishap and I ended up with an eight minute audio of our dinner conversation. I talk insanely fast. If I hadn't known what I'd said...I'd never have understood. Please make these. With all the fixin's. Especially the shrimp. My kid eats them for snack...plain. Honest. Oh, and use bottled lemon/lime juice and I'll hunt you down and slap your face.