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THAI STEAK SALAD RECIPE
THAI STEAK SALAD RECIPE
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THAI STEAK SALAD

THAI STEAK SALAD

Thai Steak Salad

Courtesy of Vital Choice.

Ingredients:

Marinade/Dressing

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive or macadamia nut oil, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce (shoyu or gluten-free tamari)
  • 6 Tablespoons packed fresh cilantro or mint leaves, chopped (or a combo)
  • 1-2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes or ½ teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Beef Salad

  • 1 ½ pounds grass-fed top sirloin or flank steak, about 1-inch thick
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon unrefined coconut oil or organic extra virgin olive oil or organic macadamia nut oil
  • 8 heaping cups salad greens, about 6-7 ounces
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • A few handfuls of seasonal veggies, such as thinly sliced cucumber or sweet bell pepper, sprouts, julienned carrots
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh Thai basil leaves

 

Directions:

Combine lime juice, 6 Tablespoons oil, shoyu, cilantro, garlic, hot pepper, honey, and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Whisk together and set aside.

If steak is thicker than 1 inch, place between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound on both sides. Remove wrap and place meat in a shallow nonreactive dish that is just small enough to hold the meat. Pour half the marinade (about 2/3 cup) over the meat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours (longer is better). Take the reserved marinade in the bowl and add 2 Tablespoons olive oil. Set this aside as your salad dressing.

Pull the steak from the refrigerator about 30-60 minutes before cooking it. Preheat oven to 275 degrees or preheat a grill.

Insert a wire rack inside a baking sheet and place the meat on top of the rack and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Bake for 20-30 minutes for medium to medium-well.

Heat the oil in a heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, over high heat.

Transfer the steak to the skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side for medium to medium-well. (Alternatively, grill over medium heat for about 10 minutes for medium doneness. Transfer meat to a carving board and allow to rest for 10 minutes, covered.)

Assemble the salad greens on a platter and drizzle with half the dressing (about 1/3 cup), tossing to coat. Drizzle the vegetables with half the remaining dressing (about 2 ½ Tablespoons). Toss to coat and arrange on top of the salad. Taste for salt and add as needed.

Slice meat thinly against the grain on a diagonal. Arrange slices of meat on top of the greens and drizzle with remaining dressing.

Warmly

Tony Rump

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