Laab (also called larb) is a ground-meat salad from Northern Thailand and Laos. In her vegetarian take, Melissa Rubel Jacobson crumbles soft tofu, then tosses it with a refreshing mix of cucumber, mint, cilantro, shallot and jalapeño. It's delicious scooped into lettuce leaves. Tips from the F&W Test Kitchen More Thai Recipes More Tofu Dishes

Melissa Rubel Jacobson
May 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Crumble the tofu into a fine strainer set over a bowl to drain for 25 minutes. Discard the liquid.

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  • In a large bowl, toss the cucumber with the cilantro, mint, shallot and jalapeño. Add the tofu, fish sauce and lime juice and toss gently. Spoon into shallow bowls and serve with lettuce leaves for wrapping.

Suggested Pairing

Caramelly pale ale: Anderson Valley Boont Amber.

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