Fish sauce (nam pla) **
Galangal powder(kha pon) **
Shallots, thinly sliced
Scallion (spring onion),
Cilantro leaves, chopped
Ground roasted sticky rice**
Thai red chili pepper,
-ground (prik khee no pon)
The blend of fresh herbs and lime juice makes this salad very
refreshing. This laab recipe was taken to Bangkok by the people of the
Northeast and is one of the favorite dishes of Thailand. Other meats such
as chicken or pork can also be used.
Combine the ground beef with the lime juice, fish sauce, galangal powder
Heat a skillet and cook the ground beef mixture on medium-high heat for
5 minutes or until the beef is cooked.
Remove the skillet from the heat and add the chopped green onion and
cilantro and the ground roasted rice. Mix thoroughly so that everything
is well combined.
Remove to a serving plate, spoon the ground pepper on the side of the
plate if desired, and garnish with the mint leaves.
Serve with an accompaniment of raw vegetables, such as long string beans
or snake beans, sliced cabbage, green leaf lettuce/Chinese lettuce, basil
leaves, and swamp cabbage or spinach.
Roasted sticky rice: Prepared by adding raw sticky rice to a hot skillet
and cooking until it is golden brown. Add a tablespoon of water to the
pan at occasional intervals. Grind in a mortar with a pestle if ground
roasted sticky rice is needed.
Galangal (kha): A relative of the ginger root, galangal is pale yellow
and has a unique, delicate flavor. Fresh young ginger root, but not dried
ginger, is an adequate substitute, but dös not properly replace the
Fish sauce (nam pla): A salty, pale brown liquid used widely in Thai
cooking, this is made from fermented small fish or shrimp. THe fish are
salted and fermented in jars and then the liquid is collected. It adds
salt to many dishes and is essential for authentic Thai flavors--and is
available from Asian food stores.
Typed from: "Thailand, the Beautiful Cookbook.", ISBN 0-00-255029-6. A
large coffee table pictorial book, full of lovely pictures, descriptions,
information and recipes. Typed by Dale/Gail Shipp, Columbia Md.
Stichworte: Thai, Beef, Salads