Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad) (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, paleo, low-fat, low-carb, healthy)

Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad) (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, paleo, low-fat, low-carb) photo

Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad) (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, paleo, low-fat, low-carb, healthy)

Larb Gai is delicious, and is an easy recipe, too. It’s naturally low-fat and low-carb, and full of all kinds of vitamins, but with none of the nasty amines that get you down. I like to make it and pack it (dressing separate) for lunches. Undressed, the Larb Gai will keep for a few days while you eat away at it. This Larb Gai recipe also excludes fish sauce, avoiding fish and shellfish allergies, as well as amines. Enjoy!1 lb ground chicken or turkey2 Tbsp safflower oil1 small red onion1/2 small or medium head green cabbage1 package mint (leaves only)1/2 cucumber1 bunch radishes1 bunch cilantro2 Tbsp rice1 lime1/2 tsp saltLarb Gai Dressing:2 limes1 Tbsp pomegranate juice or blueberry juice1/2 tsp salt2 tsp sugar1 Tbsp garlic, minced1 – 2 Tbsp Serrano peppers, minced

  • In a dry pan, toast rice. When lightly browned, use a food processor to grind it as small as possible. The toasted rice powder (khao koor) will help thicken up the meat juices.

Grinding up the toasted rice in a food processor (photo)

Grinding up the toasted rice in a food processor

  • In a large pan, cook meat over medium heat with oil, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
  • Add lime, 1/2 tsp salt, and toasted rice powder. Mix well.
  • When done cooking, set aside.

Larb Gai turkey cooking in a frying pan (photo)

Larb Gai turkey cooking in a frying pan

  • Using a mandoline, slice onion, cabbage, radishes, and cucumber thinly and add to a large bowl.

Larb Gai vegetables, chopped and sliced (photo)

Larb Gai vegetables, chopped and sliced

  • Chop cilantro and add.
  • Add mint leaves. Toss Larb Gai salad until well mixed.

Larb Gai salad ingredient (photo)

Larb Gai salad ingredients

  • When meat is cooled, add to Larb Gai salad and toss together.
  • In a small jar or bowl, mix together all Larb Gai Dressing ingredients. Mix until sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Depending on how many people you are feeding, use all the Larb Gai Dressing and toss well, or pull aside the portion you want to serve, mix in an appropriate amount of dressing, and toss well. Larb Gai will not keep as well once it has been dressed, so keep the dressing separate if you plan on saving it for later.
  • Serve, garnished with mint leaves and a dash of cayenne or red chili flakes over the top for color (optional).

Easy, Delicious Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad) (photo)

Easy, Delicious Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: cilantro, toasted ground rice, salt, onion, cabbage, mint, cucumber, garlic

Low Amine: ground turkey / ground chicken, safflower oil, blueberry juice (high in histamines, low in tyramines)/ pomegranate juice, sugar

Very High Amine: Serrano peppers, lime, cayenne / red chili flakes

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