I’m not a huge steak fan, but this is one of my favourite ways to eat it.
1 tbs Fish sauce
1 tbs Lime juice
1 tsp Golden Mountain sauce*
1/4 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbs finely chopped coriander leaves
Choose any steak that’s suitable for barbecuing or grilling and cook to your liking. While it’s cooking, mix the dressing ingredients together, taste and add more lime juice or fish sauce if it needs it. Arrange any salad veggies you like on a platter. Slice the steak into thin strips and arrange on the plate, add the dressing in a small bowl and serve.
If you prefer, you can throw everything in a nice big serving bowl, pour some of the dressing over and toss.
For salad, I always use cucumber, capsicum, red onion and some coriander leaves, then add whatever else I have. Here, I used some lettuce and baby spinach as well. You could add carrot, some Thai basil leaves, and if you really want an authentic flavour, some thinly sliced lemongrass.
* Golden Mountain Sauce is available from Asian groceries, and there’s really nothing else like it. If you can’t get it, substitute soy sauce – not the same, but it’ll do.