Sunday, March 25, 2012
Chicken Larb in Cabbage Cups and the 2008 Le Casque Roussanne
1 head of cabbage
2/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)
1/3 cup fish sauce
2 teaspoons Thai roasted chili paste
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
3/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
3 tablespoons minced fresh lemongrass
1 tablespoon thinly sliced jalapeño pepper
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
Separate the cabbage into individual leaves.
Mix the first 3 ingredients together with the garlic, set aside.
Melt some coconut oil in a skillet and sauté the green onions, pepper shallots, and the lemongrass until tender. Transfer to a different pan, then cook the ground chicken in the same skillet used for the shallots/onions. When chicken has cooked most of the way through (make sure you have broken it up with a spoon into small pieces while cooking). Pour in the sauce mixture and add the cooked vegetables. Add the cilantro and mint.
Spoon into cabbage pieces. This recipe feeds 4 as an appetizer and 2 as a main course.
Serve with a white wine such as Le Casque's 2008 Roussanne. You can find it at their winery located in Loomis, CA. For more information, you can visit their website here.