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Vietnamese-Style Grilled Steak Salad

Vietnamese-Style Grilled Steak Salad

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT30M
    15 Minutes
  • Yield:
    4 servings
Vietnamese-inspired flavors and the added char from the grill bring this hearty and tasty salad to life.
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup fish sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons peeled, minced ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Thai red chili, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 4 (6-8 ounce) steaks (your favorite cut)
  • 1 medium head butter lettuce, washed and torn by hand
  • 1 cup basil leaves, torn by hand
  • ½ medium English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 12 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, shredded
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 8 wedges, root end intact
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 78.86ml fish sauce
  • 59.15ml sugar
  • 59.15ml fresh lime juice
  • 25.56g peeled, minced ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Thai red chili, seeded and minced
  • 8.52g soy sauce
  • 4.26g packed brown sugar
  • 4 (6-8 ounce) steaks (your favorite cut)
  • 1 medium head butter lettuce, washed and torn by hand
  • 236.59ml basil leaves, torn by hand
  • 0.5 medium English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 12 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, shredded
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 8 wedges, root end intact
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Vietnamese-inspired flavors and the added char from the grill bring this hearty and tasty salad to life.

Preparation
STEP 1

In a small bowl, whisk together fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, ginger, garlic and chili. Refrigerate half of mixture for dressing.

STEP 2

To make marinade, combine remaining half of mixture with soy sauce and brown sugar; stir to combine. Place steak in a shallow dish, add marinade and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes, or refrigerated for up to 2 hours.

STEP 3

In a large salad bowl, toss together lettuce, basil, cucumber, tomatoes and carrot.

STEP 4

Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Remove steak from marinade and grill to desired doneness. Remove from heat and cover loosely with foil for 5 minutes, then slice into thin strips.

STEP 5

While steak rests, lightly brush onion with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill onions until lightly charred and just tender. Add dressing to salad and toss to coat. Top with steak and onions. Serve immediately.

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