Beautiful photos, you guys!
I don't know, since my pic doesn't look like the others I've seen, maybe I've still got my larbginity and this was only 'oral'.
Sounds like a Clinton defense to me.
I'm guessing from the pictures of chicken larb that I've seen that either dark meat is usually used, or raw chicken is the starting point, rather than cooked, because mine doesn't look exactly like other pictures.
To set joking aside and get back to that... I believe you're right that your picture looks different than most others because you started with cooked white meat, and it often starts with raw whatever and/or a darker meat. But no doubt, it's delicious anyway!
...Kasma's site, and I came across her method for steaming Jasmine rice, so I decided to go down the entree route and try her method out (I've never liked my simple method much, and I've never met a rice cooker I really liked).
The result was fabulous. I can't believe how incredibly well the rice turned out -- I will never, ever cook rice another way unless I have a seriously good reason to believe it will compare. I was shocked; it tasted like rice at some of the best meals in my memory.
The shrimp were great, too, but a ricepiphany is (for me at least) a wonderful thing. All that basil was delicious, and the whole dish paired wonderfully with an albarino.
Thanks so much for the link, ScorchedPalate. I've been cooking Thai food routinely for a long time, but tonight it really clicked.
I read that and was interested in trying her method for Jasmine rice. I have been using the Hot Sour Salty Sweet method. I think I was especially thick-headed when I was reading it. Do I understand correctly that a bowl sits in the steaming section of a steamer and in that bowl is the rice AND
hot water? With her emphasis on not boiling the rice, it threw me that the rice would be cooking in water.
Snowangel, I really enjoy your contribution to this thread, including your stories. I hope you continue to share your experiences and knowledge.
Life is short; eat the cheese course first.