Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thai Beef Salad

Pin It Now! For those of you trying to be healthier this year, this recipe from Ellie Krieger is a  MUST.  I am completely impressed with not only how easy this recipe was, but also with how delicious it tasted.  Fresh, healthy and full of antioxidants.  I suppose I assumed healthy meant less flavor.  But this recipe proved me wrong!  Given it is the New Year and many people have resolutions to lose weight and be healthy, I encourage you to give this recipe a try!


  • 1 pound top-round London broil or flank steak, about 1 to 1 1/2-inches thick

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided

  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons red curry paste or chili-garlic sauce

  • 1/2 head red-leaf lettuce, torn (about 6 cups)

  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup), divided, for garnish

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, rinsed and dried

  • 1 cup basil leaves, sliced into ribbons


Rinse and pat the meat dry. Place in a sealable plastic bag or small glass dish. In a medium bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, soy sauce, canola oil, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and red curry paste. Pour half the mixture into the bag with the meat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice to the bag. Seal tightly, and marinate meat in refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Reserve the rest of the mixture refrigerated, to dress the salad.

Spray grill or grill pan with cooking spray and preheat. Grill steak until medium-rare, about 5 minutes per side, depending on desired doneness. Let rest until room temperature then slice thinly against the grain.

Combine lettuce, sliced shallot, cilantro, basil and beef in a salad bowl, reserving a few shallots for garnish. Add the reserved dressing and toss to coat. Divide salad among 4 plates and garnish with reserved sliced shallots.

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