Yum Neua (Thai Grilled Sirloin Steak Salad)

Yum Neua (Thai Grilled Sirloin Steak Salad)

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  • 1/2 pound beef sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground red chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground toasted jasmine rice*


Place the steak in a dish and rub both sides with 1 teaspoon of the fish sauce and let marinate for 5 minutes. Charcoal broil, grill or oven-broil the steak to preferred doneness.

Slice and place the strips in a salad bowl and add chile powder, green onion, cilantro, mint and shallots. Just before serving, add remaining fish sauce, lime juice and toasted rice.

* Ground Roasted Rice

Roast glutinous rice, jasmine rice or any long grain rice in oven at 350º F until it becomes light golden (about 5 minutes). Let cool, then place in spice mill or coffee grinder and blend to a fine powder. Store in an airtight container. Can be kept for up to 3 months.

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