Asian beef salad

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This recipe is fully inspired by Nigella Lawson, my food idol.  A woman who loves food, is not a chef, but still made a career making food to the people.    I believe we are long-lost sisters, here is a woman who loves butter, cream and all things “naughty” when it comes to food.  She doesn’t hold back and I love it.

I saw her recipe on Asian lamb salad.  As the name suggests it calls for lamb, but lamb fillets is a bit pricy here in Bangkok so I opted for a nice beef tenderloin and substituted red currant jelly with cranberry jelly.  Plus I added some honey to the dressing, because I will if possible find a way to put honey on everything.  This salad is refreshing, filling and perfect for lunch or dinner, pot luck or even a picnic.

you will need

  • Beef tenderloin
  • olive oil
  • salt/ pepper
  • mixed salad leaves
  • chopped mint

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2-3 spoonful scoops of cranberry jelly (torn/chopped)
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 spring onion chopped
  • optional. dry chilli flakes for heat

1. Season the tenderloin with salt and pepper then let it sear approx 5 minutes on each side on medium heat.  Pack it up in aluminum foil while it cools

2. In a bowl whisk together all the dressing ingredients.

3. When meat has cooled down a bit, finely slice it and add to dressing mixture. Before mixing it with salad leaves and finally adding the chopped mint for garnish.

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9 Responses to Asian beef salad

  1. Thanks for the helpful post! I would not have gotten this otherwise!

  2. simple & delish. i’ve never paired fresh mint w/ beef before, but it sounds yummy. can’t wait to try out this recipe – thanks for sharing!

  3. rsmacaalay says:

    I agree you dont have to be a chef to make good food! I like Nigella as well, specially how she delivers her show, you feel always that the food is so delicious. I love that salad simple yet yummy!

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