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.


Gwen said...

sounds fantastic..however..the only thing i have of the ings in my house is..brown sugar bad..
you can make me some though...

Mindy said...

i never use bottled lemon/lime juice. disgusting! did you like the lemon & ginger water kefir?

rgblazek said...

Sounds good! I may have to buy some fish sauce and dried shrimp never had either. Love trying new things.

Shannon said...

mindy - YES! LOVE! it's a bit sweet for me...i think i'll let this next batch brew another day. love it. the kids do too.

Mindy said...

my second batch didn't turn out as good, but i used more grains & i didn't have organic lemon. i think organic lemon makes a big difference.