Monday, November 30, 2009

Thai Beef Salad

Don loves this salad and given his years spent in Thailand loves Thai food. Me, I've sampled it a few times but I haven't really eaten it. I decided to give it a try and although Don had his doubts over my ability to make this dish it turned out pretty dang close to an original. Honestly you can make this as spicy or as mild as you like. I made it a little spicier than I would have preferred but it was so tasty. This will be a regular on our menu plan. I love how quickly it cooked and it was easy to make.

Thai Beef salad
adapted from here


1 lb beef. Any beef can be used.


1/4 cup sliced onions, separated
2 tomatoes, wedged
1/4 cup sliced cucumber
1/4 cup thinly sliced Thai chile peppers

1/4 cup fish sauce, I left this out and according to my husband you don't notice
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon sweet dark soy sauce
3 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons minced ginger
3 tablespoons chopped coriander/cilantro (including the roots)
1/4 cup chopped green onions (spring onions)
1/4 cup chopped shallots (small red or purple onions)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon Chili Garlic sauce

Barbeque the beef, and thinly slice it into bite sized pieces. Combine with the salad ingredients, and mix
the sauce and toss the whole.


Serve with sticky rice and lettuce.

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  1. That sounds SOOOOO yummy! I love this grilled chicken recipe.. I don't use the fish sauce either, just extra soy sauce. And I for the olive oil, I use 1 TBS Sesame Oil and 1/2 TBS olice. I think Sesame oil smells amazing. mmmmmm yum, yum

  2. Norah, that dressing sounds wonderful! It took me awhile to get over the smell of fish sauce, but once it is mixed into a dressing, you don't notice the offensive smell. It really does add a great flavor.

  3. That's good to know. I was willing to give it a try but my husband thought I wouldn't be able to stomach the sauce.


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