6-Leanne and her daughter and apprentice, Khampha Thephavong, preparing Lot Shean (Photo: Amy Kitchener)


6-Leanne and her daughter and apprentice, Khampha Thephavong, preparing Lot Shean (Photo: Amy Kitchener)
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Leanne and her daughter and apprentice, Khampha Thephavong, preparing Lot Shean, or "roll of meat."  In this dish, any type of ground meat (pork, beef, turkey, chicken) is combined with a mix of chili, lemongrass, garlic, and salt.  The meat and spice mixture is then rolled and wrapped with citrus leaves (the leaves provide added tastes and aroma) and cooked in an oven.