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Jules's Blurb: This is a fantastic authentic Thai Laab; Warm Chicken Salad, actually to be correct that is Laab Gai which is the chicken version of Thai Laab, The recipe originates from the Isaan region of North Thailand. Basically its a minced chicken salad that is served warm and it's a very popular Thai salad recipe all over Thailand not just the north.
It is unusual in several ways but the most noticeable (apart from being warm) is the texture, is has a lovely grainy feel which is provided by the freshly ground Toasted Rice, this soaks up the watery cooking stock to provide a wonderful depth of flavour which compliments and supports the highs of the sour lime and spicy chilli powder
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Laab Gai Recipe
(Warm Chicken Salad)
How to Make Thai Chicken Salad
Serves 2-4 (with lots of salad)
300gr Lean Chicken
50gr Chicken Liver
1/3 Cup Chopped Shallots
1/3 Cup Mint Leaves
3-4 Spring Onions
3-4 Sprigs Coriander
2 Small Limes
1-2 Tbs Ground Toasted Rice
1 Tbs Fish Sauce
1 Tbs Chilli Powder
2 ts Chicken Stock
1 Cup Water
Marinade the chicken in Lime juice for 10-15 minutes
Chop Spring Onions and Coriander
Finely slice the Shallots
Remove Mint leaves from stems
Cooking:Place the chicken livers in a pan with about a cup of water bring to boil and simmer for ten minutes remove and slice
Into a wok pour about a cup of the chicken liver stock and add the marinaded minced chicken simmer until cooked about 3 minutes
Add the sliced liver for the last 30 seconds
Making The Salad:
Using a large mixing bowl, pour in the contents of the wok and.
Add the juice of 1/3 small Lime
The Fish sauce and Chicken stock powder and mix well together
Next add the ground toasted rice followed by the chilli powder and mix again
Next up, Shallots; stir them in and taste test the sauce and adjust as required
Lastly add the spring onions, coriander and mint leaves mix in thoroughly and....
You Just learned how to make Gai Laab
Serving Suggestion: Serve onto a bed of lettuce with a huge side plate of salad vegetables with and either hot Jasmine Rice or in true Isaan style -Sticky Rice. This would normally be served with a barbecued dish such as BBQ Spare Ribs of Pork One Sun plus you would probably have another salad to go with it such as Som Tam (Spicy Green Papaya Salad) and BBQ Fish with its delicious special Spicy Sour Sweet Peanut Sauce
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