Full ingredients list:
1 whole piece (approx 450g) eye fillet or fillet steak
1 cucumber, cut into ribbons
2 cups mixed salad leaves
1 red capsicum, cut into strips
1 shallot, finely sliced
1-2 red or green chillies (optional)
handful each fresh coriander, mint and basil
2 tablespoons cashew nuts or peanuts
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
2 teaspoons sugar
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1Heat a griddle pan or a barbecue grill to hot. Cook beef in one piece so it's seared all over and brown all sides. Cook to your liking (see Back to basics: Cooking steak for cooking times). Set meat aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Step 2Combine all salad ingredients in a serving bowl
Step 3To make dressing, combine all dressing ingredients and mix well until sugar dissolves. Taste and adjust flavours, depending on whether you like it sweeter or hotter.
Step 4Slice beef into thin slices and arrange on top of salad. Drizzle dressing over the top then serve.
About this recipe
First published: November 2008