Monday, July 2, 2018

Thai beef salad cold rolls recipe

Of late, I have been scrolling through Instagram in search for cooking/ recipe ideas that are relatively simple to prepare and equally delicious. One of the videos that I have bookmarked was on preparing Thai beef salad and despite not having a whole piece of beef flank, I managed to replace it with beef strips which sped up the cooking process even more.

The entire cooking process took around 5 minutes whilst the preparation may have taken 10 minutes and assembling was approximately 15 minutes. A fun project to do with kids or even as a simple entree for guests.

300g thin beef slices
2 shallots
A handful of coriander, chopped
A handful of mint, chopped
2 stalks of spring onions
Lettuce leaves
2 carrots, shredded
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp of dry chilli flakes (more if you prefer it spicy)
1/2 tsp sugar
Juice of 1/2 lime
Rice paper rolls

1. Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil on medium to high heat and give beef slices a quick fry. This shouldn't take long as we are using beef slices.
2. While beef slices are still hot, quickly mix them with sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, herbs and shallots. Mix thoroughly and adjust taste to liking.
3. Bring a pot of water to boil and when ready, dip dried rice paper roll in it and quickly transfer the softened rice paper roll on a flat plate.
4. Place lettuce leaves on first before layering with shredded carrots, cucumber and beef pieces before wrapping.
5. Serve warm.

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