Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:05

Thai Beef Salad

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This aromatic Asian salad combines lemony-flavoured coriander leaves with cool cucumber, refreshing mint and rare beef.

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped dark palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 (about 680g) beef rump steak
  • 1 x 200g pkt grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 continental cucumber, halved lengthways, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1 red onion, halved, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 long fresh red chillies, halved, deseeded, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, leaves picked, large leaves torn
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked
  • 1 bunch fresh Thai basil, leaves picked, large leaves torn
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, centre veins removed, finely shredded
  1. Whisk together lime juice, palm sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger and garlic in a jug. Place the steak in a glass or ceramic dish. Drizzle with half the dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge, turning occasionally, for 2 hours to develop the flavours.
  2. Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill pan on high. Cook steak on grill for 2-3 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil and set aside for 10 minutes to rest.
  3. Place the tomato, cucumber, onion, chilli, mint, coriander, basil, peanuts and lime leaves in a large bowl. Thinly slice steak across the grain and add to the salad. Drizzle with remaining dressing and gently toss to combine. Divide salad among bowls and serve immediately.
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