Yam Nuea - Thai Beef Salad

"A quick, easy and very tasty Thai dish. Adopted 9/06 (Mean Chef)"
Yam Nuea - Thai Beef Salad created by JustJanS
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  • Prepare grill (or preheat broiler).
  • Halve tenderloin horizontally to form 2 approximately 1-inch-thick pieces.
  • Rub both sides of each piece with black pepper, pressing it into meat.
  • Grill beef on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 5 to 8 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  • (Alternatively, broil beef on oiled rack of a broiler pan about 3 to 5 inches from heat 6 to 7 minutes on each side for medium-rare.) Transfer beef to a cutting board and cool 30 minutes (I actually prefer it warm).
  • If desired, chill beef, loosely wrapped, at least 2 hours and up to 1 day to facilitate thin slicing.
  • But beef across grain into very thin slices.
  • In a large bowl stir together lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and chilies until combined will (sugar should be dissolved if using).
  • Add beef, shallots, scallions, coriander, and mint and toss will.
  • Score cucumber lengthwise with tines of a fork and cut crosswise into thin slices.
  • Arrange cucumber around edge of a platter and mound beef salad in center.
  • Garnish beef with coriander sprig and serve with rice.

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  1. goldenliving
    I love the thai beef salad at our local authentic Thai restaurant in town and this taste just like it. I made it almost exactly. I used red chili pepper flakes instead of the chiles because I didn't have any. Served with rice. Delicious!
  2. Raven03
    Yam Nuea - Thai Beef Salad Created by Raven03
  3. Raven03
    This was my first attempt at making this dish. It's always been one of my favorites in restaurants so I was afraid I would be disappointed making it myself, but I was so impressed at the authentic flavors and I was able to control the spices to my taste (I love it a bit on the wild side), this is easily a regular at home now! Thank you Sharlene!
  4. JustJanS
    Yam Nuea - Thai Beef Salad Created by JustJanS
  5. JustJanS
    Thai food is always a balance of hot, sour sweet and salty. It took 5 teaspoons of sugar to find that balance. I added in tomatoes and carrot and mixed all ingredients together through the dressing. We ate this over cold Aisan noodles and really enjoyed it once I upped that sugar. Heat was a perfect level for us.



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