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Thai Beef Salad

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Thai Beef Salad

The hot-and-sour dressing has an exotic flavor, yet has just a few ingredients.


  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce, or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 pound sirloin steak, trimmed of fat and thinly sliced
  • 3 jalapeno or serrano chili peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 orange, peeled and white pith removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dry-roasted peanuts, chopped


Step 1
Stir together fish sauce (or soy sauce) and brown sugar in a small bowl. Arrange lettuce on a platter or individual plates.
Step 2
Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir-fry beef, in batches, until browned on the outside and still pink inside, about 1 minute per batch. Spoon over the lettuce.
Step 3
Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and cook chili peppers, onions and garlic, stirring occassionally, until softened, about 1 minute. Add the fish-sauce (or soy-sauce) mixture and bring to a boil, stirring. Remove from the heat and stir in orange and cilantro. Spoon over the lettuce and beef, sprinkle peanuts over top and serve warm.

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