Thai beef larb salad

Meat
30 Min
pretty easy
4 People
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Exotic flavours of kaffir lime in a Thai beef larb on a bed of fresh crisp lettuce, cucumber, carrots and fragrant mint, finished with a chilli, lime soy dressing.
1. Rinse and roughly tear lettuce. Slice cucumber into crescents. Julienne or grate carrots. Tear mint leaves. Set aside with bean shoots

2. Crush garlic and chop chilli (see notes). Combine with lime zest and juice, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp oil. Season to taste with soy sauce and vinegar if needed.

3. Heat frypan over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp oil. Slice onion and lime leaves. Add to pan along with beef mince and 2 tbsp soy sauce. Cook for 6-8 minutes until cooked through. Season well with pepper.

4. Arrange salad components evenly across plates. Top with beef larb and spoon over dressing to taste.

Notes:
Remove seeds from chilli if you prefer less heat.

Use a neutral oil such as grape seed oil for the dressing.

No beef option - replacement is chicken mince.
Festival lettuce 1
Continental cucumber 1/2
Carrots 2
mint 1/2 bunch
Bean shoots 1 bag (250g)
garlic 1 clove
Red chilli 1
lime 1
Red onion 3/4
Kaffir lime leaves 2 double
Beef mince 600g

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking), pepper, soy sauce (or tamari), sugar (of choice), red wine vinegar