Larb

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Larb is  a laotian pork salad also found in northern thailand  very easy to make and oh so good

Boston lettuce leaves

Filling
1 Lb ground pork
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp fish sauce
8 garlic cloves,thinly sliced
2 thinly sliced cayenne or thai chiles
1/2 thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup each fresh basil,cilantro and mint,roughly chopped
2 Tbsp rice
1 Tbsp oil
1 kaffir lime leave thinly sliced (optional)

for the dipping sauce
6 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp sugar
4 Tbsp fish sauce
2 Tbsp water
4 thinly sliced cayenne or red thai chiles,thinly sliced

in a small bowl mix the sauce ingredients together and set aside

filling
cook the rice over medium high heat in a dry skillet until golden brown. remove,let cook and grind into a powder in a spice grinder. set aside
heat the oil in a skillet until hot. add the sliced garlic and the lime leave (if using) and cook over medium heat until lightly browned add the sugar and cook 30 seconds more add the pork and cook until browned and no pink remains.
add the fish sauce and stir to mix.
remove from the heat
stir in the sliced onion,basil,mint and cilantro
sprinkle with the toasted rice powder.

spoon into the lettuce leaves  and serve with the dipping sauce

serve with rice

serves 4

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