Laap – Lao Grilled Meat Salad

Laap – A staple dish in Lao PDR and a favorite in our home. Directions: 1. Marinate your choice cut of meat in 4 cloves chopped garlic, chopped ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil and maple syrup. Marinate for 6 hours or overnight. 2. Roast one head garlic and one hot pepper (optional). 3. Place 1-2…

Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is delicious simply sautéed… nothing more… nothing less. Here the bright greens are paired with a spicy grilled meat and creamy grits. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 bunch scallions, thickly sliced 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 piece (2 inches) fresh ginger, chopped 1 clove garlic 2 jalapeno peppers 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh…

Lao Garden

Ever since our time in Laos we’ve craved good Lao ingredients to authenticate various dishes. In the northeast, however, these tropical plants are slow in growing. It has taken most of the summer, but with the help of the greenhouse we have some crops to show for the effort. Enjoy a this gallery displaying a…