I’m going to miss Asian foods the most while I’m trying this Whole30 meal plan. While you can substitute soy and fish sauces for Whole30 compliant brands, I’m just going to skip them altogether because I don’t want to buy any more stuff. (I recently Marie Kondoed my pantry and I’m not about to add new things!)
The idea of larb is easy: take some ground meat and mix it with fresh Asian herbs. It’s like making Italian meatballs only with spices your Italian grandma would dismiss.
scant olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 pound ground chicken meat
1/4 pound ground turkey meat
red chile flakes
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 sprigs of mint, finely chopped
1. In a skillet, heat oil. Saute garlic and onions until onions are translucent. Add ground meats and cook for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Make sure you lightly crush and separate the meats while mixing so they’re not clumped in large pieces.
2. Season with salt, pepper, and chile. Mix in bell pepper, mint, scallions, and lettuce. Continue cooking the meats until a tad crispy and the lettuce well-incorporated. Sprinkle with lime juice for a little acidity. Alternatively, don’t cook the lettuce so you can scoop the meat in them and eat them as individual wraps.
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
I bought this tub of ghee from Organic Valley Purity Farms from Whole Foods