Warm your taste buds with our Thai beef salad
Spring is the perfect time to wake your taste buds from their winter slumber.
There are plenty of flavours to experiment with and fresh shoots and greens that can add a satisfying crunch to dishes.
Using a dash of heat will remind you of the warm weather and summer cooking that’s on its way, so why not try our Thai beef salad recipe with red chilli? It's the perfect way to warm your taste buds back to life!
It’s packed full of veg to help you power through spring and take care of your body.
Public Health’s One You campaign gives lots of tips on using food to stay in good health.
This recipe doesn’t take long to rustle up either, making it a hearty meal that will satisfy the family.
SERVES 4 TAKES 25 minutes
2 tbsp Ownsworth’s Rapeseed Oil
400g Lincolnshire Quality sirloin steak
6 spring onions, trimmed and sliced into strips
4 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
1 red pepper and 1 orange pepper, trimmed and cut into thin strips
1 cucumber, halved length ways, seeds scooped out and thinly sliced
2 tbsp dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped (optional)
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped or 1 tsp mild chilli powder
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 2cm piece of root ginger, peeled and grated, or ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
3 tbsp of soy sauce
4 tbsp lemon or lime juice Fresh mint and coriander leaves to garnish
1. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan and add the steak. Cook for 1-4 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness and how you like your meat cooked – we cooked ours for two minutes each side for medium-rare), then remove and stand on a board covered with foil.
2. Meanwhile, place the spring onions, carrots, peppers and cucumber on a serving plate and scatter with the chopped peanuts (if using).
3. To make the dressing, mix the remaining oil, chilli, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and lemon or lime juice in a small bowl.
4. Slice the steak into thin strips and arrange on the serving plate, scattering with fresh mint and coriander leaves.
5. Drizzle with the dressing and serve straightaway. For a more substantial meal, serve with egg noodles or rice.
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