I tried making this version of the larb (pronounced laap). This is a very bad interpretation of larb. In fact, since it uses lime, it should really be called goi (goi gai for chicken). There should be no curry; On top of what's listed, it should use fish sauce (or padek) and less salt, roasted ground rice, thai chili peppers for the heat (not curry), vietnamese coriander, and mint. Very disappointed that the recipe butchered what is called larb...
With several tweaks this is terrific and now part of my regular dinner repertoire. Ground turkey works great. 1. Increase chili paste and lime to at least 3T and cilantro to ant 1/3c. 2. Add crushed garlic to sauté -- 1.5 t. 3. I used green onions in place of shallots. Did not have shallots, and I liked the stronger taste of the green onions. 4. My neighborhood Thai restaurant uses romaine lettuce leaves or butter lettuce not cabbage. That is what I used, and it was yummy. This got raves all around the dinner table! Would be fun as an appetizer at a party too.
WONDERFUL! The whole family loved it. We used ground turkey as suggested and used a curry thai paste (used a bit more than suggested). It was done before I knew it. Perfect for a weeknight. I served it on romaine lettuce. My daughter who complains whenever there is lettuce ate it up and asked for seconds. We will be having this again and again.
This wasn't bad, but I was surprised at how much it lacked flavor. I added extra curry paste, fish sauce and used extra lime juice, and I still thought it was pretty bland. Also, not having a sauce, it's a little dry.
Excellent dish! I substituted 99% fat-free ground turkey instead of the chicken, added diced avocado, used romaine lettuce, and drizzled some fat-free honey mustard as a garnish. DELICIOUS!
It was easy to make with ground turkey. I would never grind meat, it would be too much work to sanitize the food processor. I love Thai curry paste, it has lemongrass, garlic, coriander, cummin....I used nappa cabbage which ruined the experience because it was too chewy. Next time I will use Boston lettuce and maybe add some glass noodles.
What a quick and easy weeknight meal! I was in a bit of a rush so I used pre-ground chicken and I added some Siracha and chili powder for an added kick. I think next time I might add a little fish sauce as well but over-all a really great and healthy recipe!
We made this tonight with ground turkey to make prep time quicker. We also used mild curry sauce because it was what we had on hand. It was mild but had a good curry flavor. My daughter liked it so much she asked for some in her school lunch tomorrow. We served it in tortilla shells too...a good alternative when you're trying to put some meat on your kids' bones. My husband and I really enjoyed the curry flavor as well and will definitely try it sometime with regular curry paste, should we ever find it at one of the grocery stores. It was very quick and easy too, using ground turkey. A definite make-again!
Super easy and tasty! Dipped in a red chili sauce.
Can't belive I never thought to grind chicken in the food processor. Life changing! I agree with other posters that it was not scipy enough. I added chili paste and Siracha and my husband added a peanut sauce we keep on hand. I served in romain lettuce and overall thought it was great.
I used already ground chicken and it was really easy to make. I would add more spice next time but my husband devoured it.
Wow! It was easy and delicious. I used coconut oil instead of canola, but otherwise followed as written. It was not at all spicy, so next time I'll have some Thai chile paste on hand to add. The whole family loved it. Delicious with mango as a side.
Love! I'd never ground my own chicken, but it was easy. I love curry, so next time I'll add a little bit extra. I topped with Sriracha for a kick. Making this for my next girls night!