Friday, May 06, 2011

Thai-style steak salad - May 3, 2011

This is a dish inspired by yet another recipe from the Everyday Food series, but I've made it enough times now that I just do it from memory. I think the original recipe also calls for bean sprouts which I totally love, but didn't have any available. The lettuce is from our container garden and I also mixed in some arugula, mint leaves, and a few leaves of Thai basil from the patio. Unfortunately, I did not grow the carrots or raise the beef!

I first mixed up a combination of lime juice, soy sauce, vegetable oil, a bit of sugar, and some red pepper flakes for the marinade and dressing. Because it was a nice day, I grilled the steaks outside and then assembled the salad, topping it with some peanuts. I love the combination of warm and cold that comes from salads like this. And it is such a treat to pick lettuce right outside the kitchen door!


Jess said...

YUM! This looks fantastic, Jaime. I'm so impressed that you grew much of the ingredients for this meal. I think Nick and I might need to try making this soon.

Jaime said...

Just lettuce and some herbs, nothing extraordinary! And stuff just grows really well in this climate. Our tomato plants are already knee high. I can only imagine what we could grow if we had some space!


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