Sometimes you need dinner to be easy and fast to cook, besides being tasty and healthy. Tonight was a night like that for me…
Laab is a Thai salad. But this salad doesn’t contain veggies, it is a meat salad! It consists of fried minced meat mixed with a pungent herb dressing, soo tasty!
The meat can be chicken, pork or beef. I used a mix of pork and beef this time.
Traditionally you would find ground, roasted rice in a laab. For a low carb version we use ground roasted peanuts instead. Peanuts are common in thai cooking but if they are too high in carbs for you, supbstitute for roasted almonds, like these.
I really love thai food! I even took a thai cookingclass a couple of years ago during a holiday in Hua Hin, Thailand. It was a great experience, we went to the local market to shop our groceries before heading to our teacher’s house to cook together. Here is a link to to the school.
Thai food is all about balance between salty, sour a nd sweet, often with an addition of hot. The holy trinity in thai cooking is fish sauce, lemon/ lime and sugar. Thai lemons are not like ours and there is no consensus in whether they are best substituted with our lemons or lime so do as you please, or use whatever is lying around the house.