Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad
Thai Beef Salad

My version of Thai beef salad is so simple to make that you will be making it all summer.

I love Thai beef salad, mainly as it always has more beef than salads. You know what I am talking about? It is not salad with beef, it is beef salad! So it’s main star is beef and in the case steaks. Not that I have anything against salads, there are many more salads that I love like my Crispy Tofu Salad.

There are a few type of Beef salad in Thailand, depending on which part of Thailand you are form. Different cuts of beef and different vegetables and spice combination are use to create it’s own identity. One thing that is always the same. is it will be spicy, sour, sweet and salty.

Which one is my favorite? I really could not say it depends on what you feel like on the day I guess. Larb beef which is made with mince beef (mostly raw or very rare) is my go to in the winter! Although I have it cooked.  

The Thai beef salad I am making today is my lighter less spicy interpretation of the classic Thai beef salad you get in most restaurant in the UK. I am using the dressing more like a marinate but instead of marinating it before you cook, I am marinating the steaks after you have cook it so that you get all the yummy juice from the beef. I promised you I have not gone mad. I saw Nigella made this italian beef dish on TV and I was thinking I could do that with a Yum Sauce, and so I did and it was delicious.

I have to say that this is not a traditional Thai beef salad. This is me marrying Thai salad dressing(yum sauce) and Italian dressing together. Oh, Yum Sauce is a spicy Thai salads dressing.

I think this is a great dish to have when you have friends over for summer lunch. It can be prepared ahead of time. It is also great for when you are having a few people over for BBQ, as you do not have to get a steak for each guest.( I know, I’m cheap)

 

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Thai Beef Salad
2 steaks on this recipe serve along side with some salad (with actual salads leaves) and fresh crusty bread would be perfect for 4. Yum…..
Thai Beef Salad
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 2-4 including marinating time
Cook Time 8-15
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 265g steaks I used Rump
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil
Dressing
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tbs lemon juice fresh please
  • 3-4 small chilli depending on how hot you like
  • 2 tbs soft brown sugar
  • 3 clove garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • handfull coriander use all the stalks and half of the leaves
Salad
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pomegranate seeded
  • 20 small tomatoes mixed colours
  • remaining coriander
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 2-4 including marinating time
Cook Time 8-15
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 265g steaks I used Rump
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil
Dressing
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tbs lemon juice fresh please
  • 3-4 small chilli depending on how hot you like
  • 2 tbs soft brown sugar
  • 3 clove garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • handfull coriander use all the stalks and half of the leaves
Salad
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pomegranate seeded
  • 20 small tomatoes mixed colours
  • remaining coriander
Thai Beef Salad
Instructions
  1. Marinate the steaks in oyster sauce and olive oil for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Make the dressing by blending all the ingredients together apart from the olive oil in a blender. Add in the olive oil at the end and give it a mix. Taste and adjust as require
  3. Cook the steaks to your liking, once cooked cut the steaks into large strips, 3-4 pieces out of each steaks.
  4. Marinate the warm steaks in the dressing for at least half an hour or longer.
  5. While the steaks are marinating, cook half of the tomatoes in a hot oven (180C) with a sprinkling of olive oil. You just want the tomatoes to roast lightly.
  6. Assemble the salad together by placing the steaks on a dish then pour over the marinate. Dress with the roasted tomatoes, fresh sliced tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, red onion and coriander leaves.
Recipe Notes

You can prepare up to stage 5 and dress the salads as and when you need.

Note: English is not my first language. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical error.



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