Spiced larb

  • Serves 6
  • Ready in about 30 minutes
  • Easy
This is a perfect light lunch or canapé. Serve in little gem leaves and let everyone help themselves.

Nutritional info per serving

  • Calories239kcals
  • Fat15.4g (6.1g saturated)
  • Protein17g
  • Carbohydrates3.5g (3.2g sugars)
  • Fibre0.5g
  • Salt0.5g

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  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 500g beef mince, seasoned
  • 300ml beef stock, hot
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Fish sauce
  • 2 lime
  • 2 little gem lettuces
  • Spring onion, shredded


  1. Pulse the coriander, chilli, garlic and shallots in a food processor until chopped to a paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over a medium heat, add the beef mince and fry for 10 minutes until well browned, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir through the coriander paste and brown sugar, then fry for 3 minutes more. Add a splash of fish sauce and the juice of 1 lime and stir.
  4. Spoon into the leaves of the little gem lettuces and top with the spring onion. Serve with lime wedges.

From March 2012

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