This list of ingredients looks long, but it’s basically grill, mix and dip. Plus cooking things called stuff like “Yam Neua” really makes you feel like you’ve expanded your cultural horizons. Like even more than when you watch Jersey Shore.
1/4 cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons Serrano pepper, minced
3 garlic cloves , minced
2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/4 teaspoons white pepper
4 ounces of lemon juice
- Combine all of ingredients in a blender or a mixing bowl until sugar dissolves. It’s best to prepare this in advance so the flavors have time to meld.
8 ounces of flank steak
1/2 lemon grass stalk (4 inch tender piece), trimmed and finely sliced
1 red onion, finely sliced
1 cucumber, finely sliced
1 tomato, cut into wedges
lettuce leaves. as needed
1 ounce peanuts, toasted and crushed
- Grill steak to medium rare. Allow to rest and then slice thinly across the grain of the meat.
- Add sliced meat and juices to a bowl and toss with dressing and remaining ingredients except lettuce leaves.
- Place lettuce leaves on a plate and fill with grilled beef salad. Garnish with cilantro and crushed peanuts.