Thai Beef Salad

With coconut green nam jim

Ingredients:

  • 2 x large Greenlea Sirloin Steaks

Nam Jim

  • 150 ml lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches whole coriander
  • 1½ green chillies
  • 1½ green chillies
  • 200gm palm sugar
  • 2cm galangal
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • Water from 1 coconut

Marinade

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2cm ginger
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2cm lemongrass
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp palm sugar

Salad

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ packet vermicelli rice noodles
  • ¼ cup Thai basil
  • ½ cup coriander
  • ¼ cup Vietnamese mint
  • ½ fresh coconut (shaved)
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 lime leaf
  • ¼ cup mint
  • ½ cucumber
  • 250 gm mung bean sprouts
  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts (crushed)
  • 2 Tbsp pickled ginger

Method

For the marinade

Blend all marinade ingredients together and pour over steaks, allow to marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature

Place rice noodles in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and leave for 15 minutes, drain and refresh in cold water, drain again

Extract coconut water (one of the three holes in the coconut is soft and can be stabbed with a screwdriver to release liquid) reserve the liquid and crack open the coconut, remove the flesh from the shell and shave with a peeler.

For the Nam Jim

Blend together all ingredients.

For the salad

Split the cucumber and remove seeds with a spoon, thinly slice on an angle.

Pick and wash all herbs, and drain well, thinly slice pickled ginger, julienne lime leaf as fine as possible, halve cherry tomatoes, thinly slice spring onion (diagonally on a long angle), mix together with cucumber, mung beans, crushed peanuts, diced avocado, noodles and coconut.

Remove the steaks from marinade and sear or grill over a medium to high heat, around 2 minutes each side depending on your grill, cook to medium-rare, being careful not to burn the marinade, leave on a wire rack to rest for 5 minutes.

Slice the beef into 3 mm thick strips and add to the salad, dress with the Nam Jim dressing and serve immediately.