Thai Beef Salad

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Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

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A hearty main meal salad, this combines tender strips of sirloin steak with thinly shredded cucumber and a wonderfully piquant chilli and lime dressing.


  • 2 sirloin steaks, each about 225g/8oz
  • 1 lemon grass stalk, root trimmed
  • 1 red onion or


  1. Panfry the steaks in a large, heavy frying pan over a medium heat. Cook them for 4-6 minutes for rare, 6-8 minutes for medium-rare and about 10 minutes for well done, depending on their thickness. (In Thailand the beef is traditionally served quite rare.) Alternatively, cook them under a preheated grill (broiler). Remove the steaks from the pan and leave to rest for 1