Larb is a traditional Thai dish of spicy ground chicken, but ground turkey breast is leaner and just as tasty. Place the cooked turkey mixture in cabbage leaves for a delicious wrap.
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped serrano chile
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
12 ounces ground turkey breast
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1/2 head green cabbage, cored and halved
How to Make It
Combine first 8 ingredients, stirring with a whisk until sugar dissolves.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey and shallots; sauté 5 minutes or until done, stirring to crumble. Drizzle with juice mixture, stirring to coat. Sprinkle with mint. Serve with cabbage.
Very authentic - but healthy. I added thinly sliced raw red onion and substituted jalapeno pepper. Unlike others, I found the citrus levels perfect. We have a grinder attachment for our stand mixer and ground our own chicken.
I think this recipe needs a little tweeking. I agree that the citrus was too overpowering. I cut it with an extra 1/2 tbsp of sugar. I also left off the mint but added cilantro, ginger, and red onion. I didn't have a serrano pepper so I substituted a jalepeno. After all the adjustments I was really pleased with the end product.
I made this recipe for dinner for my husband and I. We're sort of on a health kick, and this dish was super light and incredibly flavorful! The instructions are really easy to follow and my dish turned out exactly as pictured in the cookbook. I will definitely make this again!
Overall, I thought this was a great recipe. The citrus flavors are a bit intense and the hubby requested for me to use less lime next time. I thought the cabbage tasted good as a wrap but it's a bit chewy. Next time I'll probably use lettuce. Lastly, I left the mint out. I sprinkled a little on my wrap and thought the mint tasted too weird. (And I'm not a picky eater!)
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