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Thai beef salad with dipping sauce

July 11, 2013

This is very easy and tasty, the chilli adds a bit of extra flavour burst. It also looks so impressive and colourful when served.




For the salad:
2 eye fillet or 1 sirloin or 1 scotch fillet steak
1 large handful of rocket
2 large handfuls of salad leaves
2 spring onions, chopped
1/2 red capsicum, sliced
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds
1 small handful of fresh coriander leaves
Zest of 1 lime
1/2 cup of mung bean sprouts (optional)
Freshly ground salt and pepper

For the dressing:
Zest and juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 small red chilli, chopped finely
1 teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic, minced or diced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
Freshly ground salt and pepper

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and place in a lidded jar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Marinate the steak for 1 – 2 hours in a little of the dressing.

Barbecue or pan fry your steak till medium rare. Set aside and rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile mix all the salad ingredients together except the lime zest and 1/2 of the sesame seeds. Serve on to a platter.

Thinly slice the steak and add to the top of the salad. Shake up the dressing and pour some over the beef salad and some into a dipping saucer. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with the rest of the sesame seeds and the lime zest.