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  • Chicken Larb

    Chicken Larb

    Chicken Larb


    (Serves 6-8)

    1 Head of Boston Lettuce or similar, separated into individual 'lettuce cups'
    2 large chicken breasts
    2 Thai bird chilies or a Serrano chili, minced
    1 tsp lemon grass (optional)
    2 tblsp toasted rice flour
    2 shallots, minced
    ¼ small red onion, minced
    juice of 3 limes
    2 tsp sambal oelek (chili sauce)
    ½ bunch mint, minced
    ½ bunch of cilantro, minced
    1 tsp salt
    ¼ cup crushed peanuts, garnish (optional)

    NOTES: Serve hot or cold. I used Jasmin rice for the toasted rice powder and after toasting it till golden in a frying pan over low heat, I ground it to powder using a spice grinder.

    Remove any fat from the chicken breast and mince the meat, either use a food processor or a knife and make tiny pieces. In a frying pan on medium heat quickly cook the chicken, don't over cook it.

    If you're making hot larb, continue adding the ingredients to the fry pan, liquids first then chilies and spices and then the toasted rice flour and lastly herbs. Turn off the heat and serve in the lettuce cups.

    If you are making cold larb, remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes. Add the toasted rice powder, stir in well. Add the rest of the ingredients and let sit 10 minutes before serving in lettuce cups.

    Top with crushed nuts if you are using them.

  • Peanut Brittle (Soft)

    Peanut Brittle (Soft)
    Peanut Brittle (Soft)
    (makes about 3 lbs)
    2 cups sugar
    ¼ cup water
    1½ cups light corn syrup
    2 cups salted peanuts
    2-2½ cups peanut butter
    ½ tsp vanilla
    1½ tsp baking soda

    NOTES: Be ready! Have whatever tool you're using to spread the candy, out, when you pour the candy onto the cookie sheet. It hardens that quick!

    Instructions

    Combine the sugar and water in a heavy sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
    Stir in corn syrup. Cook to hard crack stage, 300º on a candy thermometer.

    Meanwhile, mix the peanuts, peanut butter and vanilla.

    Remove the syrup from the heat and add quickly the peanut mixture and the baking soda, stir.
    Working very quickly, pour the candy onto the cookie sheet and spread it evenly out.

    Cool, break into pieces and enjoy!