Larb Goong (Spicy Shrimp Salad)

Spicy Shrimp Salad or Larb Goong is a Thai style salad. I adapt from larb mou and larb pla meuk. This is a dish of spicy served as a snack at parties or at home with beer or whisky. You might have a beer and pizza or peanut.  But Thai people would love to have a beer with Thai spicy salad style or Tom Yam Soup. The taste of chilli make hot and sour from lime, it’s made your mouth watering.  This plate just a medium hot.

  • 500 g Shrimp
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp roasted sticky rice powder
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped spring onion
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp coarsely ground dried red chilli
  • ½  cup coarsely chopped shallot
  • 1 cup water (or chicken stock)
  • 2 wedges green cabbage
  • 5 green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise

How to Cook:
  1. Heat water in a pot until boiling.
  2. Clean and remove the shrimp shell but leave the tails (for good appearance).
  3. Then cut open the back of each shrimp to remove the veins.
  4. Spoon into boiling water for 1 minutes.
  5. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a medium bowl.
  6. Add the shallot, spring onion, coriander, and most of the mint, reserving a few leaves for a garnish.
  7. Add the lime juice, fish sauce, rice powder, chilli, and sugar.
  8. Then stir to combine everything well.
  9. Before serving, garnish the serving dish with the cabbage, green bean, and mint.
  10. Thai people love to eat this dish with fresh vegetables.