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If hot or cold roast beef isn’t for you, try slicing the joint into steaks and making this dish, it’s easy to make and perfect for a hot summer’s evening.

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Salad recipes  

Ingredients

  • 500g lean beef joint, sliced into 1cm steaks
  • for the dressing:
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 piece lemongrass, outer skin removed, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 red or green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • for the salad:
  • ½ head Chinese leaves
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded & cut into thick batons
  • 6 spring onions, sliced lengthways
  • 1 heaped tbsp coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp basil leaves, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Season the beef and brush with sunflower oil. Heat up a heavy griddle pan to smoking hot and quickly sear the steaks for about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a bowl, cover with foil and leave to cool.
  2. Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together. Taste; it should have a distinct sweet and sour flavour. You might want to add a little sugar (ideally palm) or more sweet chilli sauce.
  3. Slice the cooked steak into thin ribbons and add to the dressing, stirring around to get a good coating. Add any meat juices.
  4. Make the salad: Finely shred the Chinese leaves and mix with the other salad ingredients. Mix everything together and serve with lime quarters.
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