* Exported from MasterCook * Thai Hot Beef Salad Recipe By : "Hotter Than Hell" by Jane Butel Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00 Categories : Soups & Salads Posted Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 1 small head romaine lettuce 1 small head red leaf lettuce 1 head Belgian endive 3/4 cup peanut oil 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce 1 pound sirloin steak -- cut 1 inch thick --in 3 inch long x 1/4 inch wide 1 piece fresh ginger (1 inch long) -- peeled and grated 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar -- packed 2 large garlic cloves -- minced 2 fresh jalapeno chile peppers* -- finely minced 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves -- coarsely chopped 3 ripe red tomatoes -- cut in wedges 2 green onions -- finely chopped 4 green onions -- butterflied** * Or more to taste. ** Onions left whole, green tops shredded lengthwise with a sharp knife for 2/3 of their length. Tear romaine & lettuce leaves in bite size pieces. Carefully remove whole endive leaves from stalk. Enclese greens in plastic bags & refrigerate.In a shallow dish, combine 2 tablespoons each; oil, lime juice & soy sauce. Add beef strips to this marinade, stir well & let stand at least 1 hour at room temperature. To make dressing, in a blender or food processor, combine 1/2 cup oil, remaining lime juice & soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, garlic & jalapenos. Process until pureed, set aside. In a heavy skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil. When oil is hot, drain beef strips (reserve marinade); add beef to skilet & quickly stir fry just until browned on outside. Mix reserved into dressing. To serve, place chilled greens in a large heat proof salad bowl; top with hot beef strips. "Rinse" out hot skillet with dressing, scraping down sides & bottom to get any remaining browned bits. Pour over beef, then add cilantro, tomatoes & chopped green onions; toss. Garnish with butterflied green onions & serve immediately. Makes 4 servings. Mastercook formatted by Christopher E. Eaves <firstname.lastname@example.org> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTES : Authors notes: The Thais are masters in achieving subtle flavor combinations, even with the hottest chiles & spices. Whenever in Thailand, I can never get enough of their hot, spicy dishes. This one is an unusual entree salad.