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Thai Beef Salad

September/October 1991, EatingWell Serves Two

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Thai Beef Salad

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce, or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 pound sirloin steak, trimmed of fat and thinly sliced
  • 3 jalapeno or serrano chili peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 orange, peeled and white pith removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted peanuts

Preparation

  1. Stir together fish sauce (or soy sauce) and brown sugar in a small bowl. Arrange lettuce on a platter or individual plates.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir-fry beef, in batches, until browned on the outside and still pink inside, about 1 minute per batch. Spoon over the lettuce.
  3. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and cook chili peppers, onions and garlic, stirring occaccsionally, until softened, about 1 minute. Add the fish-sauce (or soy-sauce) mixture and bring to a boil, stirring. Remove from the heat and stir in orange and cilantro. Spoon over the lettuce and beef, sprinkle peanuts over top and serve warm.

Nutrition

Per serving: 230 calories; 12 g fat (3 g sat, 5 g mono); 42 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 2 g fiber; 455 mg sodium; 525 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Season
Summer
Fall
Spring
Ethnic/Regional
Thai
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Beef
Preparation/ Technique
Stir-Fry
Meal/Course
Lunch
Dinner

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