Beef Larp

This is a modified version (meaning we took out the crazy ingredients that are hard to find in the states) of the traditional dish that that Tami made at a cooking class in Laos. It can be made with chicken, fish, tofu or pork.


1 pound of ground beef
2 tables spoons beef stock
1 medium lime or lemon
bean sprouts
1 bunch green onions
2 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch fresh coriander (or cilantro), finely chopped
2 stalks of lemongrass, thinly sliced (white part only)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon fish sauce


Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans

Mashed Potatoes:

1.5 – 2 pounds organic potatoes
whole milk
heavy cream

Cook potatoes according to pressure cooker instructions
Scoop cooked potatoes into mixer
Add at least 2 tablespoons butter, but as much as you want
Pour in at least 1/2 cup milk, but as much as you want for desired consistency
Add a splash of heavy cream
Mix to desired consistency
Top with pats of butter
Serve hot

Green Beans:

1 pound of green beans
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 large shallots

Blanche the green beans in boiling water for 3 minutes
Drain the beans and immediately run cold water over them
Heat the butter and olive oil in a saute pan; saute the shallots on medium heat for 5-10 minutes
Toss the green beans and shallots with salt and pepper to taste
Heat all together, only until green beans are hot