Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)


Larb Gai - Thai Chicken Salad

This is a delicious refreshing Thai dish with flavours that pack a punch. This is an adapted recipe using common household items. Great served with brown rice or in lettuce cups for a low carb option.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon of sesame oil (peanut oil or any alternative oil is fine)
1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
2 gloves garlic (roughly diced)
2 spring onions finely diced
1 large red chilli (finely diced) add more if you like extra spicy
1/3 cup coriander leaves
1 heaped teaspoon mint leaves
½ a cucumber (roughly diced)
500g lean chicken mince
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
2 tablespoons of raw honey

 Method

  •  Heat the oil in a large fry pan or wok over medium heat. Add the ginger, garlic, spring onion and chilli to the oil and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  •  Add the chicken mince and cook, stirring continuously until chicken is cooked through. 
  •  Remove from heat and allow cooling slightly
  •  Combine lemon and lime juice, honey and fish sauce in a small bowl (stir thoroughly until honey has mixed in)
  •  In a large bowl mix everything together (the slightly cooled chicken, the sauce, the cucumber, mint and coriander mixture. Mix together.
  •  It can be served as is or is delicious served with brown rice or lettuce cups.