This recipe taught me what larb is – according to Plated, larb is a spicy ground meat salad, popular in Lao and Thai cuisines. It reminded me a little of those delicious chicken lettuce cups I’ve gotten at PF Chang’s. Unfortunately there were not enough cabbage leaves for more than 2 cups per plate, but we tore up the rest and ate it as a big salad. I really enjoyed the green beans chopped up in a salad, I would have never thought about doing that, and think that it’s an easy technique for future recipes. I also love the idea of using lettuce/cabbage instead of a tortilla or other starch.
Plated said that this recipe would take 40-50 minutes, it took me 32. I did, however, completely burn the shallot which made it inedible. Luckily it was just a garnish and not really needed. The finished plate on the right I gave to my hubby since it was prettier. All in all, this was a decent recipe. Not my favorite Plated meal, but gave me good ideas for the future.
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