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.