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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Spicy Sunday Salad

This week's Sunday Salad Samples a little Spice! It is just like the Yam Neua we get at Surin West here in Birmingham.
Maria brought us a recipe for a Spicy Thai Beef Salad from her family. Here is her blog My Place in the Sun.

Thai Beef Salad
1 lb tender beef steak, such as top sirloin.
For the salad:
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
1 tomato, cut into wedges
1 cucumber, peeled, cut lengthwise in half and thinly sliced
1-2 Thai bird’s-eye chilies or according to taste (I use 1-2 serrano chilies)
For the sauce:
1/4 cup Thai fish sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
2 - 3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1/4 cup chopped scallions
Grill beef until medium. Slice thinly on the bias and set aside.
Combine all the salad ingredients and add the sliced beef. Make the sauce by mixing together all the ingredients and toss with the salad.
Serve over a bed of green lettuce (e.g. Romaine) whole or chopped, or place individual servings over a large lettuce leaf.
This salad uses many of the same ingredients in Jerry's Thai Chicken Salad, so the same seasoning guidelines posted for his recipe can be followed for this salad:
**Adjust the seasonings – there should be a balance of hot, sour, and salt. To adjust seasonings in Thai food follow these rough guidelines . . . if it is too sweet add more fish sauce . . . too salty add more sugar . . . not tangy enough - add more lime juice . . . not hot enough - add more chili .

Rules to cook by~

Y'all enjoy!


Lori Lynn said...

Thai salad looks great.

Good advise there Sandi!

Char said...

sounds great and Surin's is one of my very favorite places

Elizabeth said...

Mmmm! Looks so tasty! Got any leftovers? ;)

the ungourmet said...

Looks like a winner to me! You had me at Thai! ;0)

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Always good to have another great salad to fix in the summertime.


Chef E said...

Love the Thai salad! Beef is good for me anytime, well not the waist line...did that just rhyme?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

LoriLynn~ it's Jerry's advse, I'm only passing it along.
Char~ don't you love surin :-)
Elizabeth~ Not me!
Ungourmet~ I thai'd you?
Francie~ we've been doing salads all summer, there are some good ones.
E~ you're a poet and you just don't know it.

nancyhol said...

Great looking salad!

I fixed the beef version, but I would like to try the shrimp version too.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the prayers. I really need all I can get right now. I know God is carrying me through this mess.

On another note, I gave you an award :) Go to my blog to check it out!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

My sister would love this! I'll have to print the recipe for her - maybe she'll cook it for us when we visit her next week. lol


Fifi Flowers said...

I LOVE spicy Thai beef salad... YUMMMM!!!

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