THAI BEEF SALAD RECIPE
This salad is big, perfect for a not so light lunch. Full of flavor and ingredients that youll love.
- 2 lbs. TOP SIRLOIN STEAK for stir fry
- 3 tablespoons SOY SAUCE
- 2 tablespoons FISH SAUCE
- 1 teaspoon MINCED GARLIC
- 2 teaspoon BROWN SUGAR
- ½ fresh RED CHILI
- 2 tablespoons of CHOPPED SCALLIONS
- 1 bag of SWEET AND CRUNCHY GREENS (green butter lettuce and red butter lettuce)
- 20 MINT leaves
- 20 THAI BASIL leaves
- 1 cup THAI PEANUT DRESSING (see recipe)
- 1 cup TOMATO wedges
- 1 CELERY stalk finely sliced
- 8 RADISHES sliced
- 1 cup toasted PEANUTS
- 2 SCALLIONS sliced
- PICKLED GINGER for garnish
- Step 1 In a medium size bowl, place the beef, soy sauce, fish sauce, minced garlic, brown sugar, red chili and scallions, let it marinate for 30 minutes. After that get an iron skillet very hot with oil and seared the top sirloin in all sides.
- Step 2 While the steak is getting seared, chopped the tomatoes and slice the celery, radishes and chili. Also, in a medium size mixing bowl and mix the greens, mint and Thai basil. Pour some Thai peanut dressing and mix the greens again.
- Step 3 Transfer some of the dressed greens into a serving bowl and start building the salad with the celery, tomatoes, radishes, beef and chili on top. Garnish with scallion, peanuts and ginger, add more dressing if desired.
- You can change beef for grilled chicken or shrimp
- Don’t play with salad too much, is beautiful as is
This is the type of salad that I call “let’s clean the fridge salad” it seems that everything is in there and you’re using everything you can before it goes bad. Well, it’s nothing like that at all, Asian cuisine is about bounty of ingredients and freshness of vegetables that provide flavor explosions, so everything in this salad is there for a reason. The marinade for the beef is important because is going to give an UMAMI flavor to the beef, the sweet and crunchy greens are there to give structure to salad. The celery, chilis and tomatoes bring freshness and spicy. The radishes, scallions, mint and basil give contrast against the dressing and the creaminess of the dressing brings everything together to make this salad a very pleasant experience. It’s almost feels like you are not having a salad at all, but you are, trust me.
I think the best way to experience this is by making one and serve it to your love ones while you share a meal. So, get all the ingredients ready and LET’S GET COOKING!!!
HERE’S THE RECIPE FOR THE THAI PEANUT DRESSING