Sunday, 20 January 2013

Summer beef salad with lime sweet chilli sauce

Summer! summer! summer is here. Citrus crunch salad is perfect for hot days. I made summer beef salad inspired by Thai beef salad. Having good ingredients is always great start of new recipe. I got a nice piece of eye fillet and cooked it rare. I added crunch cucumber, coriander & mint salad with sweet chili sauce. Minimum cooking and eating food as raw as possible is nice to get all nutrition and honest taste of ingredients. beef is taste like beef and cucumber taste like cucumber is the way of healthy cooking.

Ingredient (serve 2)
300g eye fillet
1 Lebanese cucumber
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 handful pine nut, toasted
black pepper & salt 
1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
a lime juice

1. peel skin of cucumber and slice it rectangular. chop fresh mint and coriander. slice red onion. add all green and pine nuts into the salad bowl.
2. for sauce, place sweet chili sauce, fish sauce and lime juice in a small jar (a recycled jam jar is great. you can keep leftover dressing in the fridge) and shake it well.
3. drizzle of olive oil in frying pan and heat it up in very high temperature. cook eye filet 1 minutes each side  for rare ( cook another 2 minutes further for medium ) and rest it on plate or chopping for 5 minutes. 
4. place mixed salad and sliced beef on top. drizzle sweet chili sauce.

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