Thai-style Beef Salad over Angel-Hair Pasta
Laab—ground beef seasoned with chiles, lime juice, fish sauce, and mint—is a traditional Thai meat salad eaten warm or at room temperature. We've added thin noodles to turn it into a pasta salad, but you can always eat the meat mixture by itself; just cut down on the fish sauce, or the beef may be too salty. Slideshow: More Thai Recipes
Asian fish sauce available at Asian markets and most supermarkets.
This dish would be a real challenge for most wines. A rich, fairly sweet and malty dark beer, however, will make a splendid chaser.