Laab moo, or spicy pork salad, is a spicy issan favourite. Popular all over Thailand, it is usually eaten with sticky rice or other issan favourites such as som tam.
Although called a salad, there isn’t much “green” stuff in it. In this recipe I have used minced pork, but you could use minced chicken or beef.
This recipe is supposed to be spicy, so don’t be shy with the chillies!
Thai Spicy Pork Salad (Laab Moo) Ingredients
- Serves 2
- 300g minced pork
- 1 handful of mint leaves
- 1/8 cup of roasted rice
- 1 Thai parsley
- 1 spring onion
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 tablespoon of crushed dried chilli
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice
- 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
- 4 red chillies
- 1 teaspoon of stock granules
Thai Spicy Pork Salad (Laab Moo) Cooking Instructions
Step 1: Heat a pan, and pour in the rice. Keep stirring the rice around the pan until it takes on a light brown colour
Step 2: Slice the spring onion and red onion
Step 3: Remove the chilli storks, and make a vertical incision in each chilli
Step 4: Crush the roasted rice – if you have a mortar and pestle, perfect! If not, a hammer will do the job
Step 5: Sieve the rice so that only the finest granules make it into the dish
Step 6: Heat a pan, and pour in the minced pork. Stir thoroughly until the pork has cooked, but be sure not to over cook it. It should have a white-grey colour. When it’s nearly cooked, add the stock granules.
Step 7: Pour the cooked pork into a bowel, and add the chillies, red onions, spring onions, mint, and parsley. Mix Throroughly
Step 8: Now add the crushed roasted rice, crushed chillies, lime juice, and fish sauce, and mix together. It’s ready to serve