Executive Chef Jet Tila is the Executive Chef of Wazuzu located in the ENCORE Resort. Summer is upon us and this talented Chef shared a lovely summer dish of THAI BEEF SALAD that is sure to please.
Thai Beef Salad
by Chef Jet Tila
2 Lbs. Thai grilled beef (see recipe)
2 Tbsp. Peanut Oil
3 ea Garlic Cloves, minced
1 ea Lemongrass, very thinly sliced
3 ea. Kaffir Lime Leaves, very thinly sliced
1/2 Red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 Cup Mint leaves
1/2 Cup Lime juice
1/2 Cup Fish sauce
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
2 ea Small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
2 ea Green onions, chopped
6 Cups Mixed salad greens
Beef Marinade :
2 lbs Beef Flank Steak
2 oz Garlic minced
2 oz Cilantro Stems , minced
1Tsp. White Pepper
2Tsp. Fish Sauce
1 1/2 oz Thin Soy Sauce
1. Combine all ingredients
2. Cover beef with marinade for about 2 hours
Marinade beef according to recipe.
To prepare dressing, heat a medium skillet and add oil. Sweat garlic, lemongrass, and kaffir lime for 2 to 3 minutes, or until fragrant and slightly translucent. Remove from heat and stir in onion, mint leaves, limejuice, fish sauce, and palm sugar. Chill for 5 to 10 minutes.
Grill Beef to desired done-ness and slice against the grain into this strips.
Toss greens and cucumbers with ½ of the dressing and arrange on a large plate. Place the grilled beef on top of the salad and garnish with green onions. Drizzle remaining dressing on top of the salad.
Sprinkle with black pepper and serve