Asian recipes Beef Main course Salads

Thai beef salad


  • 250g piece of rump or sirloin steak
  • Marinade:
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp veg or groundnut oil
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 green chilli, sliced
  • Salad:
  • any crunchy veg – chinese leaves, cabbage, peppers, onions, carrots, beansprouts etc.
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish



Mix marinade ingredients together and rub well into steak. Leave for at least 20-30 mins, longer if you have time.  Mix together dressing ingredients in a small bowl – taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, it should be salty, sour, sweet and spicy. Set aside.



Prepare veg and place in a large serving bowl.  Griddle the steak until cooked medium. Leave to rest for 5-7 minutes then slice thinly across the grain.

Dress the salad, scatter the beef on top and garnish with sesame seeds.

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