Make-It Monday: Thai Steak Salad!

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This cool and refreshing steak salad is perfect for the hot months ahead. Soothing cucumber, tender steak, and energizing mint make a delightful combination!

You Will Need:

  • 1 pound steak, cubed (I prefer flank or flat iron)
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Juice of one fresh lime

Let’s Start Simply...

But be careful! You can still mess this up. Get a skillet really hot and add just a tiny bit of oil (I prefer coconut). Now shake-shake-shake (shake-shake-shake), shake your bottle of red pepper flakes. In case you don’t remember, I’ve warned you multiple times about not letting your eyes and sniffer get anywhere near the roasting pepper flakes! Those lil' evils will own your face.

Now go ahead and dump in your steak, being careful not to splash hot oil on yourself. On second thought, maybe “dump” was the wrong word...instead let’s go with the word “transfer.” Get the steak seared as best you can. Since we’re dealing with pieces instead of slices, you now have multiple sides to get browned, and that’s kind of like getting a herd of cats to line dance. When you have it as good as you’re gonna get it, pour in 1/2 cup of your fish sauce, pop a top on the skillet, and let the meat cook to your desired doneness.

Let’s Get Dressed For Success!

In a small bowl, stir together your ½ cup of fish sauce, olive oil, cracked black pepper, and a few crushed basil leaves. Let the flavors mellow while the steak cools down. Since we’ve got about ten minutes to kill, let’s make the best of it, shall we?

I would like to make this more complicated so that I would look like a better cook…but it’s not...and I ain’t. So, in a large bowl simply add your warm steak first. Then add in your tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion. Throw in your mint leaves and drizzle everything with a big helping of your homemade dressing. Gently turn all of your ingredients to distribute the dressing, squeeze your lime juice over top and serve!

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