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Grilled beef salad with eggplant relish

House~and~Garden
Cooking time
More than 1 hour
Cuisine
Thai
Serves
4
Type
Salad
Grilled beef salad with eggplant relish
Photography William Meppem
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Ingredients

  • 300g rump steak, trimmed
  • 1 witlof, leaves separated
  • 20g coriander, stems only
  • 1 lebanese cucumber, sliced lengthways
  • Deep-fried shallots, for garnish
  • Red chillies, sliced, for garnish
  • Jasmine rice, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve

Relish

  • 4 red capsicums, roasted and peeled
  • 2 Japanese eggplants, roasted and peeled
  • 1 large bulb garlic, peeled, cloves halved
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 10 red chillies, deseeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium ripe tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 20g palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamarind puree

Preparation method

1 Sear rump on all sides in a hot frypan until golden brown. (If steak is thick, cook in a preheated oven at 140°C/120°C fan until done to your liking.) Rest for 15mins before slicing.

2 To make relish, place all vegetables in a dry wok and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 30mins or until caramelised. Remove to a mortar and pestle and pound to a rough paste. Add palm sugar, fish sauce and tamarind puree. Adjust seasoning to taste, if necessary.

3 To serve, arrange witlof, coriander and cucumber on one side of plate, beef slices on opposite side. Spoon relish over beef. Garnish with deep-fried shallots and sliced chilli. Serve with rice and lime wedges.

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