Larb is a dish that I had as a young person, made by some Laotian friends. I made it a few times when the kids were young, but hadn’t thought of it in a long time. But, it is a really tasty and easy dish for days when you don’t want to do a lot of prep and cooking.
The herbs were mostly out of my garden and I really do prefer using fresh herbs, but if you can’t find them, dry will work also. The Larb I ate when younger also had lemongrass in it, which I was not able to locate in our area, but it tasted almost as good without it. If you do find lemongrass, simply take one stalk and trim the top and base of the stalk—you want to use only the bottom 4 inches or so, then mash it with a meat hammer before chopping into your dish.
I also, decided to make this, because I stumbled upon some really wonderful keto sauces by Guy Gone Keto (http://guygoneketo.com ) that included a Thai Chili Sauce. If you haven’t tried these products, they are well worth the expense.
I went very light on the Thai Chili Sauce in this recipe so if you like a bit more kick you will want to add more.
- 2 lbs ground meat (I used beef)
- 2 Tbsp bone broth
- 1/4 cup gluten free fish sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/3 cup green onions finely chopped
- 2 small shallots finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp pure lime juice
- 2 Tbsp Thai Chili Sauce (you may use more if you like more kick) (I used Guy Gone Keto brand)
- salt and pepper to tast
- 2 Tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp Cilantro finely chopped
- 1 cup cucumbers finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp pure lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 leaves Romaine hearts or other lettuce
In a large skillet, over medium high heat add bone broth and fish sauce. Brown ground meat with onion, shallots, garlic, and cilantro
Once meat is browned add Thai Chili Sauce, salt and pepper
Allow meat to simmer for about 15 mins until all liquid has been reduced. In the meantime, chop cucumbers, mint, and cilantro and add to a medium bowl.
Add lime juice, salt and pepper and mix well
Fill lettuce leaf with meat filling, top with cucumber slaw and add some borage or nasturtium flowers for a bit of colorful garnish
total fat 33 g
net carbs 4 g
protein 27 g
Marketing info: CJOK Kitchen will not be at the Lakeland Curbside Farmer’s Market this Saturday, but will return the following Saturday (March 30th). If you are one of our local customers the usually picks up at the market we will be in the Lakeland area Tues, Thurs, and Friday this coming week. If you contact us we will schedule a time and place to meet, or if we can drop it off.
CJOK Kitchen LLC is now officially using its dba No Guilt Baking Company and we have the trademark. No Guilt Baking Company is excited to announce we have added a Low Carb Brownie, Scone, and Biscuit Mix to our current offerings. We have discontinued the frosting mixes do to the costs involved in producing them. There are many easy frosting recipes that you can make much more economically to top your low carb cakes. Even just adding a bit of whipped cream may be all you need.
Another change to our products is that the sampler box now contain one of each of the 10 mixes, instead of 9 (hence the price increase). Shipping is free on these and any combination of mixes that equals $65 or more.
Thank you all for being so supportive of this business start-up. The feedback we have received has been extremely positive.
For our local market customers, due to the overwhelming positive feedback, we will have baked goods, made from the mixes for sale at the markets each week. These are not available to ship and will only be available in limited quantities on market day.