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.

There will be much more about Chef Jet , his background and his beautiful restaurant Wazuzu in the next issue. For now , lets head into the kitchen and create this authentic THAI dish from a renown Chef.

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

Black Pepper


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

2Tsp. Sugar

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