Fiery Thai Beef Salad

    35 minutes

    A hearty Thai beef salad which is made lighter by bright flavours like lemongrass, cucumber and mint. You can cook the steak on the barbecue or under the grill.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/4 cup basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chillies, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 400g beef steak
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, very thinly sliced
    • 2/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup tomato, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup mint leaves
    • I head butter lettuce

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. In a blender, combine the basil, chillies, garlic, brown sugar, fish sauce, pepper and lime juice. Blend until well incorporated.
    2. Season the steak with salt and pepper and barbecue to medium rare, about 4 minutes a side. You can also do this under the grill. Remove to a plate, cover with foil and let rest 10 minutes. Thinly slice the steak across the grain.
    3. In a mixing bowl, combine the steak, any steak juices from the plate and all the remaining ingredients except the lettuce. Toss with the dressing.
    4. To serve, arrange the lettuce leaves on individual plates and mound the beef salad on top.

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