Thai Grilled Beef Salad

22 Jun

I had half a cabbage left over and wanted a recipe that would use it all up so I surfed the net to look for something. I was lucky in that I did not have to search too long and found something on Epicurious. Scaled the recipe down to 2, made a few small changes and this is what I came up with. I liked it.

Thai Grilled Beef Salad

serves 2 as main course

4 cups thinly sliced white cabbage, best to use a mandolin grater set on fine

1 medium carrot, grated

1 shallot, thinly sliced

*1 Tbsp fish sauce

2 Tbsp lime juice

salt/pepper

For beef

200gr rib-eye steak

1 shallot, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp chopped green onions

1 Tbsp sliced fresh mint

2 Tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)

1 1/2 Tbsp minced lemongrass stalk

1/2 – 1 chili, seeded and minced, depending on how hot you like it

1 Tbsp lime juice

*1 Tbsp fish sauce or to taste

For the cabbage salad, mix the first five ingredients in a large bowl (make sure you have enough space to toss everything together), toss and season with salt and pepper. Set aside for up to 30 min. for flavours to mix.

Just before eating, prepare the beef. You can either :

a. follow the original recipe by seasoning the whole steak/s with salt and pepper, grill or barbecue to desired doneness and then slice thinly. Mix with the rest of the ingredients, season again with salt and pepper if necessary

OR

b. do what I did by slicing the raw steak thinly, season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a frying pan or wok. Stir-fry the beef strips with the shallots, lemon grass and chili. I do this so that the beef absorbs the flavours. Mix in (not cook) the green onions, coriander and fresh mint. Now add the lime juice and fish sauce.

To serve, portion the cabbage salad onto two plates and top with the warm beef.

*Note: Be careful with the fish sauce as some brands are saltier than others. It is best to add bit-by-bit and taste as you go. Add more if necessary.

Nutrition Information: Total calories – 197kcal; Fat – 8.9 gr; Total Carbohydrates – 17.3 gr of which Dietary Fiber 4.5 gr- ; Protein – 14.0 gr

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