Dinner Inspo! Marions Kitchen Thai Pork ‘Laab’ Salad

As a self-proclaimed foodie, you can trust my decision in recommending this dish! I love trying different cultures cuisines and have fallen in love with this recipe. It is a go-to in my family for a quick, easy and fresh dinner.

BONUS: As a mum, I have become very good at meal prepping (but I absolutely dislike the boring chicken and veggies meal). If I have any leftovers of the meat component (very rare as I usually gobble it down in one sitting), I freeze the portions and use it at a later date and just make the fresh salad when needed! How easy is that! Please enjoy the below recipe and let me know if you love it just as much as me!

Marions Kitchen Thai Pork ‘Laab’ Salad Serves:
Makes 22
1 tbsp raw glutinous rice*
400g pork mince
¼ cup finely sliced Asian red shallots
¼ cup roughly chopped coriander
½ cup mint leaves
Cabbage, snake beans and extra herbs to serve
Rice to serve (optional)

3 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp grated palm sugar or brown sugar
2 tsp chilli flakes (or to taste)
2 Tbsp lime juice
*NOTES: Using glutinous or sticky rice will give you a softer rice powder that creates a thick and soft coating for the finished salad. If glutinous rice is unavailable you can still use regular long grain or jasmine rice to add a similar toasty flavour with a slightly crunchier texture.

STEP 1: For the dressing, mix ingredients and set aside until ready to serve.
STEP 2: Toast the rice in a dry frying pan over high heat until golden brown. Remove from heat and use a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder to grind rice to a fine powder.
STEP 3: Cook pork mince in a non-stick frying pan until just cooked. Remove from heat and transfer the pork to a large bowl. While the pork is warm, add the shallots and toss. Add dressing and the toasted rice powder and mix to combine.
Taste and adjust the seasoning with more chilli powder, fish sauce and/or lime juice if needed.
STEP 4: When you’re happy with the flavour, add the coriander and mint leaves and mix well. Serve warm with cabbage, beans, herbs and steamed rice.

Credit to https://www.marionskitchen.com/thai-pork-laab-salad/

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