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Nancie McDermott

Asian, Fresh produce, Hungry for Louisiana, Salads

Cool and tangy Thai larb a perfect springtime salad

April 20, 2016

The local butter lettuce in my fridge was calling out for larb, the simple, adaptable Thai salad generally made from minced pork or chicken cooked in broth with the addition of fish sauce, lime juice and other spices. Served at room temperature and tucked in lettuce or cabbage, larb (or more properly, larp or lahp) is sublimely citrusy, gently spicy and full of pleasing crunch.

It’s also really easy to make. Here’s how:

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Asian, Chicken, Herbs, Soups, Weeknight

Weeknight heaven: Asian chicken salad

May 12, 2015

Every cool, crunchy and refreshing bite of a homemade Asian-inspired chicken salad is the perfect antidote for the premature South Louisiana heat, which, no surprise to any of us here in Baton Rouge, seems here to stay. The assembly of this fresh salad is fast and easy – doable even during the nasty end-of-school rush I find myself in. It’s substantial enough to serve as a main course, and if you accessorize it with some store bought (or homemade) spring rolls, then, well, look at that. You’re done.

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