Thai Recipes

Spicy Steve's Thai Recipes


CHICKEN SALAD WITH MINT, ONION AND LEMON GRASS

(Laab Gai)

A light refreshing salad with a heavy accent on mint and lemon grass. Make in advance and serve chilled. The addition of the ground rice is authentic but a bit of an acquired taste. You can leave it out if you wish. You can also add chilli flakes to add some zing to this otherwise mild aromatic dish.

Ingredients:
200g lean chicken meat, minced
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp lemon grass, finely chopped
3 Tbsp water
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 onion, finely sliced
1 Tbsp shallots, finely chopped
1 Tbsp coriander (cilantro), finely chopped
4 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
2 Tbsp rice, dry-fried to golden, then finely ground
1-2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)

Method:
1. Cook minced chicken, fish sauce and lemon grass with water, stirring to separate the chicken meat.

2. Remove cooked chicken from heat.

3. Add lemon juice, onion, shallots, coriander and mint leaves and toss gently.

4. Sprinkle in golden ground rice and toss again.

5 Serve chilled or at room temperature on a bed of lettuce leaves.