Sour Beef

Sour beef (ส้มเนื้อ: som nuea – literally means as English name) or naam nuea (แหนมเนื้อ) is meat preservation by fermentation in order to produce acidic substances as natural preservative.

Ingredients

  • 100g ground beef
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cooked rice (glutinous is preferred)

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients then wrap with plastic sheet.
  • Fermenting for four days.
  • Cooking before eating (to eat raw is not recommended).

Laab

Laab

Laap ( ลาบ ). Thai northeastern style chopped spicy meat.  It may be confused among culinary schools because it is slightly different to Naam Tok.

Ingredients

  • 200 g meat ( beef or pork ). Liver also preferred.
  • 1 tbsp roasted rice, ground
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, ground
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallot
  • ½ cup lemon balm leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • vegetables ( cabbage, snake bean,..)


Directions

  1. Wash meat then chop.
  2. Cook chopped meat, mix with fish sauce, lime juice, roasted rice, cayenne pepper, shallot and lemon balm leaves. Eating with vegetables.

Naam Tok Isan

Naam Tok ( น้ำตก, literally means waterfall ), seems to considered as Thai northeastern style seasoned beefsteak. Isan (อีสาน) means northeastern.
Ingredients

  • 200 g beef
  • 1 tbsp roasted rice, ground
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, ground
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallot
  • ½ cup lemon balm leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • vegetables ( cabbage, snake bean,..)


Directions

  1. Wash beef and slice about 1 cm thick then soak with soy sauce for approximately 1 hour.
  2. Grill beef on the stove with high heat. Don’t forget to grill both sides, rare or well-done as your taste.
  3. Slice grilled beef into pieces,  mix with fish sauce, lime juice, roasted rice, cayenne pepper, shallot and lemon balm leaves. Eating with vegetables.
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