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Thai Continental Beef Salad

Serves: 4-6

Directions

Remove the steaks from the fridge and allow to rest at room temperature for 3-5 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper. Heat a heavy based frying pan or grill plate over a hot heat. Cook the steaks for 3-4 minutes on each side until the meat is desired doneness. Leave to rest on a chopping board for 5 minutes, before slicing into thin strips. Cover and set aside.

Prepare the vegetables; peel and slice the red onion, remove the seeds and membranes from the capsicums and slice, halve the cherry tomatoes and slice the baby cucumbers.

Arrange the Continental Salad leaves over a large serving plate. Toss together with the red onion, capsicum, tomato and cucumber slices. Arrange the slices of beef over the top, and garnish with plenty of crispy noodles, mung bean sprouts, fried shallots, and fresh herbs.

Make the dressing, mix together the kecap manis, sweet chilli sauce and balsamic vinaigrette from the salad bag with snipped chives, and shredded mint. Mix well and drizzle over the salad to serve.

Variation: substitute the beef for grilled chicken or for a vegetarian option fried tofu and roasted peanuts.