Tootoomoo’s Thai Rare Beef Salad
Want something quick? Try Tootoomoo’s THAI RARE BEEF SALAD
Want to pack a punch of good protein into a salad? Why don’t you try a recipe from the menu of the recently concluded Tootoomoo tasting session, the Thai Rare Beef Salad. Although some people might be tempted to use a medium or well done beef in this Thai recipe, it’s advisable to keep the beef on the rare side. So what is needed to prepare it? To make life easier, we have grouped the ingredients needed into three groups: Dressing, Salad and Topping
- 3 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime/lemon
- 2 Tablespoons of Thai sauce
- 1 Table spoon of sesame oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Japanese soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
- 2 Plump, moist garlic cloves (peel, halve, remove green germ and mince it)
- 1 Pound of rare roast beef, cut across the grain into paper thin slices, then into thin strip
- 8 Ounces cherry tomatoes (halve them)
- 1 Large cucumber, halved and sliced thinly diagonally *warning: Do not peel*
- 1 Red onion (peel, halve and cut it into thin rings)
- 2 Fresh red bird’s-eye chilies (halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced thinly)
- 1 cup fresh mint (leaves only)
- Bunch fresh basil (leaves only)
- 1/3 cup toasted peanuts
- Mix all the dressing and ingredients together and stir well until the brown sugar has dissolved. Sear the steak for 2 minutes each side in a really hot non-stick pan. Put aside and allow it to rest for 10 minutes, slice thinly and spoon over half the dressing. Let it sit for around 15 minutes to marinate well.
- Mix all the vegetables together with the remaining dressing, add the beef and top with the peanuts and onions. For those who like to experiment with another protein source, you could also use prawns or cooked slices of chicken in place of the beef.
- If you are feeling more confident and want add a bit of variety, you could add some cooked egg noodles too just to spice things up. Thai rare beef salad does not take long to prepare, a 20minute preparation time means you won’t be keeping friends waiting too long.