Spiced larb

  • for 6 people
  • Easy
themselvesThis is a perfect light lunch or canapé. Serve in little gem leaves and let everyone help themselves

Nutritional info per serving

PER SERVING (BASED ON 6) 239kcals, 15.4g fat (6.1g saturated), 17g protein, 3.5g carbs (3.2g sugars), 0.5g salt, 0.5g fibre

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


1. Pulse a bunch of fresh coriander, 1 deseeded red chilli, 2 garlic cloves and 3 shallots in a food processor until chopped to a paste.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan over a medium heat, add 500g seasoned beef mince and fry for 10 minutes until well browned, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon.
3. Add 300ml hot beef stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir through the coriander paste and 2 tsp 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 2 little gem lettuces and top with shredded spring onion. Serve with lime wedges.

From March 2012

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