Recipe: Lazy Girl Larb

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Crunchy pork with flavours which take me back to my holidays in Thailand.

I am sure that this is the most unauthentic larb / laarb / larp but it is easy to do with supermarket products and can be knocked up in 20 minutes.

I love the textures- crunchy pork (if you cook it right), cooling coriander and cashews for bite.

Lazy Girl Larb

Lazy Girl Larb

Serves 4

  • Pork mince – 620g (this was the size of pack available, 500g would be plenty)
  • Red pepper, diced
  • Brown onion, diced
  • Ginger, grated – 1 tsp
  • Lemongrass, finely chopped or crushed – 1.5 tsp
  • 2 tsp of Gourmet Garden hot chilli mix  (or 3-4 tsp finely chopped red chillis)
  • Fish sauce – 2 tsp
  • Peanut oil
  • Garlic butter – 1 heaped tbsp
  • Lime juice – approx ½ lime

To serve

  • Lettuce leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Cashew nuts
  • Finely diced red onion (or 3-4 spring onions)
  • Hot sauce

What you do

  • Heat a good drizzle of peanut oil and the garlic butter in a large frying pan or wok
  • When hot, carefully add your mince, making sure it isn’t clumped together!
  • Leave it! Keep the heat quite high and don’t move the meat round in the pan. Let it sizzle away for 4-5 mins until the bottom is cooked and crunchy
  • Turn your meat, add the fish sauce and leave again for that side to brown
  • While your meat is cooking, heat more peanut oil in a frying pan and fry the onions and red pepper until the pepper is crispy. Remove from the oil onto some kitchen roll
  • When you meat is browned all over add the ginger, lemongrass and chillis and stir to combine
  • Stir in your onion and pepper mix, add the lime juice, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (you may want more lime or more of one of the other flavourings)
  • Pile into a warm bowl and let your fellow diners create their own messy fun with the lettuce leaves


  • If you don’t have garlic butter, still use butter with your oil and add about two cloves of grated garlic with the ginger
  • Serve with spring onions instead of red
  • Serve with rice or wraps instead of lettuce
  • Combine all of your raw ingredients with an egg and create little meatballs or patties for frying
A bit on the side...

A bit on the side…



Posted by Claire

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