Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad by Sami Keinanen - Flikr Creative commonsIngredients:

• Good quality sirloin or rump steaks
• 1 garlic clove
• 1½ tsp brown sugar
• 1 tbsp lime juice
• 2 tbsp light soy sauce
• ½ cucumber
• Handful of bean sprouts
• 1 red chilli
• Handful of mint leaves
• 1 little gem lettuce


1. First make the dressing. In a bowl, whisk a chopped garlic clove, brown sugar, lime juice and light soy sauce. Set aside.

2. Halve and de-seed cucumber, cut into sticks and put into a bowl. Add a handful of beansprouts, a de-seeded and finely sliced red chilli, a good handful of mint leaves and the torn-up leaves of a little gem lettuce. Toss well and divide between 2 plates.

3. Griddle, pan-fry or grill seasoned sirloin or rump steaks for 2-5 minutes each side, depending on how well done you like them.

To serve, place on a board and cut into slices, then divide between the plates and drizzle with the dressing.