Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vietnamese Beef Salad - IHCC Eating Around The Globe

For this month's I Heart Cooking Clubs' theme Eating Around the Globe, featured chef Nigel Slater and I went to Vietnam with his Vietnamese Beef Salad from The Kitchen Diaries.
In the diary entry for this recipe, Nigel warns that the list of ingredients is "as long as his arm" but promises "spectacular" results. He's clearly never seen one of Ottolenghi's recipes ;) because this list wasn't particularly daunting with only sirloin steak, some vegetables, tomatoes and herbs for the salad, and a few dressing ingredients on it. Even less daunting was the task of making it; only the beef needed to be cooked and a few of the other salad ingredients to be chopped so it took no time at all to put together. 
 
Cool and crisp with the dressing of fish sauce, fresh chilli, sugar and lime providing the characteristic hot, sour, sweet and salty flavours of the cuisine, it was very lively and with the warm grilled beef, very satisfying. The perfect hot weather lunch or light supper to enjoy with an Iced Vietnamese Coffee.

If you'd like to try it, the recipe can be found here. Visit IHCC to see where Nigel took the other members on this week's global odyssey.

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  2. Hi Zosia,
    A lovely salad! Though I do not eat beef, this plate of salad looks really good. And yes, with a glass of Iced Vietnamese Coffee please!

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  3. In the heat of summer it's so nice to have dishes like this one up your sleeve. So satisfying with the beef, but still light enough to not weigh you down. Looks beautiful!

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  4. Looks fabulous, and even though it's the middle of winter here, I would happily wolf down a plate of that right now.

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