A spicy Thai inspired salad, proving that salad-for-dinner can be a beautiful thing!
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup shallots sliced thin
4 scallions cut into thin strips about 1 inch long
½ cup mint or basil leaves chopped fine
1 head red leaf lettuce washed and torn into bite size pieces
Rub the meat with black pepper. Sear quickly over high heat in a skillet or on a grill. Remove from heat and slice the steak thinly across the grain of the meat.
In a medium saucepan combine the water lime juice fish sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the meat and immediately remove from the heat. Transfer the meat and dressing to a large bowl.
Add the shallots scallions and mint. Toss gently. Add the greens and toss again.
Serve with Thai sticky rice or black rice.