09 May 2014,17:36 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
1 hour 30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • To make the Marinade, pound the fish paste in a mortar. Add the garlic, ginger, lemongrass and onion and pound until combined. Add the lime juice, sugar and salt and mix well.
  • Marinate the beef in a shallow dish or a zip-top plastic bag in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Remove the meat from the Marinade and set it aside, reserving the Marinade. Strain the Marinade into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Gently simmer the Marinade until it has reduced to a syrup consistency.
  • To serve the salad, combine the beef, vegetables and the herbs in a bowl and mix well. Drizzle the reduced Marinade over the top and toss to coat.
  • Garnish with chopped peanuts and serve immediately.


  • 250 grams very fresh sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon IDHAYAM sesame oil
  • 1 small cucumber
  • Handful of green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves
  • 1 bunch mint leaves
  • 5 lime leaves, finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped roasted peanuts


  • 1 teaspoon fish paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2 inch (5 cm) fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, tender inner part of bottom third only, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt

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