- Dressing - 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped then smear into paste with knife)
- Dressing - 1 tbsp coriander stems (finely chopped)
- Dressing - 1 or 2 birds-eye chillies (finely sliced – as desired)
- Dressing - 2 tbsp 100% palm sugar (approx. 25 g - shaved)
- Dressing - 3 tbsp lime juice
- Dressing - 2 tbsp fish sauce
- Dressing - 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Salad - 500 g of quality steak (I used porterhouse)
- Salad - S&B salt and pepper mix
- Salad - 200 g mixed salad leaves
- Salad - 200 g Solanato cherry tomatoes (halved length wise)
- Salad - 4 mini seedless cucumbers (approx. 140 g – sliced diagonally)
- Salad – 100 g bean sprouts
- Salad - 1/2 small red onion (finely sliced)
- Salad - 1/4 cup mint leaves
- Salad - 1/4 cup coriander leaves
- Salad - Approx. 80 g green tea noodles
- Salad - 1 tsp sesame oil
- Garnish - 2 tbsp peanuts (chopped & toasted)
- Garnish - Some mint and coriander leaves
- Prepare to boil sufficient water for the noodles (as per packet directions) & Preheat BBQ grill to high heat.
- Pre-make dressing by adding all dressing ingredients into a bowl and mix well until palm sugar has dissolved. Leave refrigerated until required.
- Give the steak a little high heat olive oil to cover, season well with S&B salt and pepper mix and grill to your liking (I prefer medium which is approx. 3 min per side for an inch-thick steak. Once cooked, remove from heat and allow to rest (ensure to keep resting juices).
- In a large bowl, lightly toss salad leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bean sprouts with mint & coriander leaves till well combined.
- Add noodles to boiling water for the duration specified on the packet.
- While noodles are to boil, thinly slice steak against the grain. Add recovered resting juices to dressing (a must for me!)
- Once noodles are cooked, drain well, return to the empty boiling pot and toss noodles with sesame oil and allow it to cool.
- Serve by dividing noodles between bowls, add tossed salad mix, top with sliced steak, spoon over dressing and garnish with peanuts and reserved mint and coriander leaves.
Brands and product used
- Squid Brand - Fish Sauce
- S&B - Seasoned Salt & Pepper