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    Yum Nua - Thai Beef Salad

    Yum Nua - Thai Beef Salad. Photo by shimmerchk

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    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    shimmerchk's Note:

    This is my mom's specialty. I hated it as a little kid, but now I adore it and make it often. It was hard to nail my mom's recipe down to measurements, but we figured that this was the closest we could get without saying "eyeball" it. The flavors are the classic Thai mix of salty, sour, sweet and spicy.

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    • 8 -10 ounces New York strip steaks (about 1 1/2 in thick)
    • salt and pepper
    • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil




    1. 1
      Start making the dressing by crushing the minced garlic and bird chili peppers together against the cutting board with the flat side of your knife to make a paste.
    2. 2
      Put this paste in a small bowl and add lemongrass, fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar.
    3. 3
      Whisk together to combine and set aside.
    4. 4
      To cook the steak, heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
    5. 5
      Sear the steak on one side and continue to cook 5-6 minutes.
    6. 6
      Turn over steak and cook for another 5 minutes or until medium rare or medium.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat and let stand on cutting board for 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      After meat has rested, slice steak very thinly.
    9. 9
      In a large bowl, add beef (and any juices left on cutting board), mint, shallots, cilantro and cucumber.
    10. 10
      Pour the dressing on top and toss gently.
    11. 11
      Line a serving platter with romaine leaves and pile beef salad on top.
    12. 12
      Serve with rice if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 30, 2011


      This is a delightful salad! I substituted a red onion for the shallot, and didn't use mint this time. I had Japanese cucumbers, so didn't seed or peel them. I also had very thinly sliced beef, so I just fried it and used it. Two little red Thai chilies were just right for me. So easy, and so very very good. Thank you very much for posting this lovely recipe.

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    • on July 02, 2010


      Very, very delicious. Not to complicated to make, other than all the cutting. I will definitely make it again. My wife thought it was better than our favorite Thai restaurant. Very good.

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    • on July 05, 2009


      Excellent! I put a bit too much dressing on, but it was wonderful all the same. Will be making again - thanks to you & your mum!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Yum Nua - Thai Beef Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (217 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 373.4
    Calories from Fat 194
    Total Fat 21.5 g
    Saturated Fat 7.6 g
    Cholesterol 91.8 mg
    Sodium 1487.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 6.6 g
    Protein 27.6 g

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