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Thai Grilled Beef Salad


From EatingWell:  May/June 2013

This zesty Thai grilled beef salad recipe is seasoned with fresh herbs, lime and hot peppers. It is fabulously easy to make at home and great for parties. Toasted rice powder, which you make by toasting then grinding rice in Step 3, adds a pleasant, nutty flavor to the dish. Sliced cucumbers and tomatoes are a traditional cooling counterpoint in this Thai salad. For the best flavor, grind the peppercorns fresh for this recipe.

8 servings | Active Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour



  1. Place meat on a large plate or in a wide shallow bowl. Drizzle each side with 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce and rub it in, then sprinkle with pepper and rub it in. Place shallots in a large bowl and cover with cold water.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.
  3. While the grill heats, place a small cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add rice. Toast, stirring frequently, until the rice is very aromatic (white rice starts to turn pale beige), 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and keep stirring until the pan has cooled a little. Transfer the rice to a clean coffee grinder or a mortar, let cool slightly, then grind or pound into a fine powder.
  4. Grill the steak 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare, depending on thickness. Transfer to a plate; let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Drain the shallots and squeeze or pat dry. Return the shallots to the bowl; stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons fish sauce, lime juice, chiles to taste and garlic.
  6. Thinly slice the meat across the grain and add to the shallot mixture along with any accumulated juice from the plate. Add basil, mint, cilantro and the toasted rice powder; mix well. Transfer to a large serving platter and garnish with cucumber and tomatoes.


Per serving : 202 Calories; 6 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 70 mg Cholesterol; 9 g Carbohydrates; 27 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 515 mg Sodium; 607 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat

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