Fast Recipes

Rice noodle salad with grilled steak, lime and Vietnamese mint

A quick, satisfying meal that punches above its weight in the flavour game.
Will Horner
4 - 6

The sour-salty punch of lime juice and fish sauce in the dressing for this Southeast Asian-style noodle salad brings the beef’s richness right into balance. If you have extra time, slice and deep-fry your own shallots in a neutral oil, and once the oil has cooled, drizzle some of it on top for extra intensity.


Noodle dressing


1.Burn coals on a charcoal barbecue down to white embers and wait for embers to settle, or preheat a barbecue to high.
2.Meanwhile, for dressing, combine ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.
3.Brush steak with oil and grill, turning once or twice, until cooked to your liking (8-12 minutes for medium-rare). Rest steak for 5 minutes, then slice and keep warm.
4.Toss noodles with dressing and transfer to bowls. Top with sliced steak and spring onion, and scatter with fried shallot and herbs. Serve with lime or lemon wedges.

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