Recipe: Thai Grilled Steak Salad
- 1 1/2 pounds
- 1/4 cup
- 2 to 4 tablespoons
- 1/2 teaspoon
small head lettuce
- 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup
medium cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1/2 pint
cherry tomatoes, halved
medium red onion, thinly sliced
Season the steak with salt and set aside. Heat a gas or charcoal grill, or grill pan, over high heat until very hot. Brush the steak with oil and grill to desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for at least 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, and sugar. Dip a piece of lettuce in the dressing and give it a taste; add more fish sauce or other ingredients to taste.
Tear the lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Roughly tear the mint and cilantro and add to the bowl. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion.
Trim away any excess fat from the steak and thinly slice across the grain. Pour the accumulated juices into the lime-fish sauce dressing and mix. Drizzle 4 tablespoons of dressing over the lettuce mixture and toss. Taste a lettuce leaf and add more dressing if needed.
Divide the salad between four plates and top each serving with the sliced steak. Drizzle a little more dressing over the steak before serving. (There will most likely be some dressing left over.)
Feel free to add 1 or 2 minced chilies (Thai bird's eye or serrano) to the dressing if you want some heat.