Seared beef & papaya salad with tamarind soy dressing Jennifer Joyce
Seared beef & papaya salad with tamarind soy dressing Jennifer Joyce
  • 300g sirloin beef steaks, fat removed

    Beef

    İçindekiler

    bee-f

    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 100g bag baby spinach leaves
  • 2 ripe but firm papayas, peeled, deseeded and sliced

    Papaya

    pa-pie-ah

    Native to tropical America, papayas are a large fruit also known as paw-paws. They have vibrant…

  • 1 small pack coriander, leaves picked
  • 1 small pack mint, leaves picked

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • ½ large cucumber, sliced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp crispy onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp tamarind purée

    Tamarind

    tam-ah-rin-d

    A seed pod from the tamarind tree that is used extensively in South-East Asian and Indian…

  • 1 tsp grated garlic

    Garlic

    gar-lik

    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • juice 2 limes

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 3 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1½ tbsp fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • large pinch chilli flakes
  1. Season the steak well. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan. Sear the steaks for 2 mins each side, then remove and leave to rest for 5 mins. When rested, thinly slice.

  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together with 1 tbsp water until the sugar is dissolved. Arrange the spinach, beef, papaya, herbs, cucumber, spring onions and chilli on a platter. Pour the dressing over half the salad and sprinkle with the crispy onions. Serve the remaining dressing on the side or save for making another salad.

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