Our June Feast on 13th
Our June Feast – When we gather for our June potluck in two weeks, here’s what you can expect: noodles, sticky rice, shrimp and lots of herbs. The Laotian supper, accompanied by the Urick’s slides, is Saturday, June 13th, 6 p.m.
To learn a bit about Laotian food, visit the sbs.com.au/foodsafari website. In the meantime, here’s more of what what the Roos Sisters report: “Laotians love lemon basil, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, dill, galangal, coriander and vietnamese mint, using them abundantly in cooking but also serving them as an accompaniment piled high on a plate of fresh undressed raw greens. Meals usually come with one or more small dishes of spicy dipping sauce.”
This picture is of a woman using and intersting utensil that protects her finger
while chopping. Chris brought one home and it works like a charm.
Large Laotian meals consist of soup, a grilled dish, sauces, greens and “a mixed dish such as larb, ” say the Roos. “Also known as laap, laab or larp, this salad is perhaps Laos’s most famous culinary invention and a triumph of fresh, simple and zesty minced or finely sliced meat or fish mixed with lime juice, padaek, mint, coriander, spring onion, chili and ground, toasted rice.” (Padaek is a fermented fish condiment.)
Watch this space for more ideas next week. Be sure to put the supper on your calendar and remember to invite a few friends. It’s a good time.