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    Larb is hailed as the national dish of Laos. Traditionally the salad starts with extremely finely chopped lean meat or fish and is seasoned with lime juice, chiles, fish sauce, and toasted ground rice. This recipe calls for ground lamb, a fattier protein than what’s usually used, and subs ground peanuts as a nod to the texture of the rice.

    Ingredients

    • 1 lemongrass stalk
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1/2 bunch cilantro, stems and leaves separated, stems coarsely chopped, plus sprigs for serving
    • 1 large shallot, coarsely chopped
    • 4 red Thai chiles, divided
    • 1/2 cup salted, roasted peanuts
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon (or more) fish sauce
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons demerara sugar or dark brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 pound ground lamb (at least 10% fat)
    • Cooked white rice, Bibb lettuce leaves, sliced cucumber, lime wedges, and mint sprigs (for serving)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 501 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 43 g 65.98%
    • Saturated Fat: 13 g 66.1%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 83 mg 27.59%
    • Sodium: 509 mg 21.22%
    • Calcium: 41 mg 4.1%
    • Potassium: 302 mg 8.62%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 12.14%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.18%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 25 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 0.02%
    • Vitamin C 2.81%
    • Vitamin D 0.57%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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