Oriental steak salad

Oriental steak salad

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Ready in about 20 minutes


Serves 2
Perk up your steak with this tangy oriental main-meal idea from Brian Glover

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled


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  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 lime, juice only



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 fresh chilli, seeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • a few drops of Thai fish sauce or light soy sauce
  • 120g bag herb salad
  • a third of a cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 5 radishes, sliced



    The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy…

  • 15g pack fresh coriander
  • 2 x 100-140g/4-5oz fillet steaks



    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

  • a handful of chopped roasted peanuts


  1. Whisk together the garlic clove, brown sugar, lime juice and the chilli. Add the Thai fish sauce. Toss the herb salad with the cucumber, radishes and the torn coriander leaves. Divide between 2 plates.

  2. Pan fry the steaks, trimmed of fat, for 4-5 minutes each side, rest, slice thinly and put on top of the salad. Tip the steak juices into the dressing, pour over the salad and scatter with the roasted peanuts.

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6th Mar, 2017
Freshly shucked oysters followed by this salad then Champagne sorbet makes for a very special meal that doesn't sit too heavily
18th May, 2015
A lovely, zingy, fresh salad that even my salad hating husband thoroughly enjoys! I make with an aged rump or sirloin as a quick midweek supper.
9th May, 2011
A very special steak salad to share - perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon tea in the garden - perfect - definitely a future dinner party menu item!!
20th Sep, 2008
20th Sep, 2008
I too brushed the steaks with sesame oil about one hour before cooking , was out of radish so served with onion marmalade.
14th May, 2008
I love this, it has really fresh flavours & reallly feels like a detox in a bowl!
6th Jan, 2008
What a yuummy recipe!! I just added a shallot finely diced, some mint and about 1 tbsp of fish sauce a little bit more than recipe says ...... I brushed the steaks with sesame oil about one hour before cooking .... and what a fresh, zingy dish this was! Thank you very much
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5th Jan, 2008
Zingy, fresh, scrummy, yum.
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