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Thai beef salad with peanuts

Lightly pan-fried beef and roasted peanuts combine with onion and cucumber for a delicious Thai-flavoured salad.

Lynn Lewis

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 3cm piece fresh ginger
  • 4 sprigs coriander
  • 500g beef fillet
  • 4 tablespoons (80ml) sunflower oil
  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons (40ml) soy sauce
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1⁄3 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
  • salt
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • few mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions
Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Peel ginger and chop finely. Chop coriander leaves finely. Cut beef into very thin strips.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or deep frying pan. Sear meat on all sides over high heat, stirring, until no more juice escapes. Place in a bowl. Mix lime juice, soy sauce, ground ginger and fresh ginger and add to meat, stirring to combine.
  3. Wipe wok or pan with paper towels. Dry–roast peanuts lightly over medium heat; add to meat. Stir red onions and coriander into meat. Season with salt.
  4. Slice pale green and white parts of spring onions on the diagonal. Cut chili in half, remove seeds. Cut into fine strips.
  5. Spoon salad onto individual plates. Sprinkle with spring onions and chili strips. Garnish with cucumber slices and mint leaves.

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