Thai Beef Salad

Posted By Stephen

A quick and easy dinner tonight. We’ve both been really busy at work lately and this week we were planning to rely on dishes that we’d previously cooked and frozen: lentils, chilli and the like. However, we felt like something a bit lighter, yet still substantial tonight. So, Thai Beef salad it was.

We very loosely followed this recipe, but didn’t have bean sprouts. Also, our beef-to-vegetables ratio was rather higher in favour of the beef.

Kerri chopped up the vegetables while I made the dressing. The recipe said to make the dressing in a blender, but I never pass up an opportunity to do some mortaring and pestling: I pounded the chilli and garlic with some salt in a mortar and pestle until it was broken down to a paste, then mixed in the lime juice and fish sauce.

We fried our piece of rump steak till it was nicely browned on the outside while still rare in the middle, then rested it and sliced thinly before tossing with the vegetables, peanuts and dressing.

It turned out very well: It tasted really good, it was quick and it didn’t result in much washing up.

Apr 16th, 2008

6 Comments to 'Thai Beef Salad'

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  1. Jules said,

    This looks delicious!

  2. Baby Bro said,

    That looks fantastic, a dish i can only dream of making due to the content of “rump”.

  3. Kerri said,

    Thanks Jules, it would make a nice starter but sadly there wasn’t quite enough to fill us up.

    BB – next time you come for lunch we can do this and something less meaty too 🙂

  4. Lizzie said,

    Thai beef salad is one of my favourite thai dishes. Fairly easy to make, but so easy to mess up – I recently went to a restaurant which served it and they’d used frying steak and dressed it solely in lime juice. Grr. From then on there, is was home-cooked only!

  5. Antonia said,

    I’ve been meaning to try a Thai beef salad for a while – must give this a go!

  6. Stephen said,

    Lizzie and Antonia – this recipe was very simple but it turned out well, maybe give this a go next time?

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