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Thai beef larb

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


• 1 tbsp (15ml) coconut, canola or peanut oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, crushed
• 5cm knob fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated
• 1 lemongrass stalk (white part only), finely chopped
• 500g lean beef mince
• 2-4 tbsp (30-45ml) fish sauce
• ¼ cup (60ml) sweet chilli sauce
• ½ cup each fresh mint and coriander leaves, torn
• ⅓ cup (80ml) chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
• Juice of 1 lemon or 2 limes
• Cooked vermicelli noodles or brown rice
• Sliced fresh red or green chilli, optional

Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and stir-fry for 3 minutes, or until onion has softened.
  3. Add garlic, ginger and lemongrass. Stir-fry until fragrant.
  4. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 10-15 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
  5. Add fish sauce, sweet chilli sauce and lemon juice. Stir-fry for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir through mint and coriander, and sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with noodles or rice.