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Spicy Thai Steak Salad

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Spicy Thai Steak Salad

Spicy Thai Steak Salad - Red chile pepper gives this colorful Thai salad an extra kick

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Health Score:
93 / 100
45 min.

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Nutritional values

Brightly colored food is healthy! The best proof is provided by this Asian salad bowl, which contains several B vitamins, including B12 and niacin. In this combination, they optimally support the memory and can give you a pleasant night of sleep.

Thai basil has a light aniseed note and helps with stomach upset, promotes fat digestion, and stimulates the appetite. You can buy this herb in well-assorted supermarkets, but also in plant shops.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie300 cal.(14 %)
Protein36 g(37 %)
Fat6 g(5 %)
Carbohydrates23 g(15 %)
Sugar added10 g(40 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.7 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin14 mg(117 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate81 μg(27 %)
Pantothenic acid1.2 mg(20 %)
Biotin9.3 μg(21 %)
Vitamin B₁₂4.4 μg(147 %)
Vitamin C36 mg(38 %)
Potassium832 mg(21 %)
Calcium85 mg(9 %)
Magnesium58 mg(19 %)
Iron5.7 mg(38 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc6.4 mg(80 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.1 g
Uric acid237 mg
Cholesterol80 mg
Development of this recipe:


8 ozs lean Steak
7 Tbsps Thai fish sauce
2 Tbsps
1 Lime
2 Romaine lettuce
1 Cucumber
5 ozs Cherry tomatoes
1 large red onion
1 stalk Celery
1 tsp Canola oil
2 stalks Lemongrass
2 garlic cloves
1 red chili pepper
3 sprigs Thai basil
2 Tbsps brown sugar
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Kitchen utensils

1 flat Casserole dish, 1 Tablespoon, 1 small Non-stick pan, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Small plate, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Large knife, 1 Sieve, 1 1 large and 1 small Bowl, 1 Salad server, 1 Grill pan, 1 Brush (preferably silicone brush), 1 Aluminum foil, 1 small Whisk

Preparation steps

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 1

Rinse steaks, pat dry and place in a shallow baking dish. Pour 2 tablespoons of fish sauce evenly over steaks, season with pepper and let stand for 30 minutes (marinate).

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 2

Meanwhile, roast the rice until golden brown in a small nonstick pan. Place on a small plate and let cool. Cut the lime in half and squeeze lime over the rice.

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 3

Trim romaine lettuce hearts, spin dry and cut into bite-sized pieces. 

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 4

Rinse cucumber, wipe dry, cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds with a teaspoon. Cut cucumber diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices.

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 5

Rinse cherry tomatoes, drain in a sieve and cut in half. Peel onion and cut into narrow strips.

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 6

Rinse celery and de-thread if necessary. Cut diagonally into slices about 1/4 inch wide. Mix with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl.

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 7

Coat a grill pan with oil and heat. Remove steaks from the marinade, pat dry and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side over medium heat.

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 8

Meanwhile, remove the tough outer leaves of lemongrass, trim both ends and finely chop the tender white interior. Peel garlic. Rinse chile pepper, cut in half and chop very finely along with the garlic.

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 9

Remove steaks from the pan, wrap in aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut the steaks into thin slices. 

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 10

While the steaks rest, rinse basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and cut into fine strips.

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 11

Whisk sugar in a small bowl with remaining fish sauce, 2 tablespoons water and the lime juice. Stir in the lemongrass, garlic and chile pepper. 

Spicy Thai Steak Salad preparation step 12

Drizzle the dressing over the salad to taste. Sprinkle with Thai basil and roasted rice and serve immediately with the steak..