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THAI BEEF NOODLE SALAD

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BEEF

Whisk ginger, soy sauce, raw sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Whisking constantly, gradually add olive oil, then sesame oil. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag and add steaks. Close bag, pressing out air, and turn steak to coat. Chill at least 6 hours and up to 12 hours. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. (Alternativ­ely, heat a grill pan over medium-high.) Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry. Season very lightly with salt. Grill, turning every two minutes, until lightly charred all over and an instant-read thermomete­r inserted into the thickest part of each steak registers 120° Celsius for medium-rare, 8–10 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 10 minutes before cutting into 1” pieces.

DRESSING

Whisk lime juice, chilli paste, peanut oil, fish sauce, sugar, honey, and garlic in a small bowl to combine. Taste and season with salt if desired.

SALAD AND ASSEMBLY

Cook noodles in a small pot of boiling salted water until al dente – not more than a few minutes. Drain and run under cold water to stop cooking. Toss with oil in a large bowl. Add mango, rocket, watercress, carrots, green spring onions, cabbage, tomatoes, and dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt if desired. Add steak, avocado, cilantro, basil, mint, coconut, and ¼ cup peanuts. Gently toss just to combine. Divide salad among plates, piling as high as possible. Top with additional peanuts and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

 ??  ?? Thai cuisine is a meld of east and west cultures This is no easy salad recipe but if you can master it; you will be well rewarded with one of the best Thai beef salad recipes.
Thai cuisine is a meld of east and west cultures This is no easy salad recipe but if you can master it; you will be well rewarded with one of the best Thai beef salad recipes.
 ??  ?? Thai cuisine is ever evolving thanks to tourism and high profile chefs
Thai cuisine is ever evolving thanks to tourism and high profile chefs

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