Yam Nua (Spicy Beef Salad)

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yam nua
yam nua

Overview

Thai food is dizzying but if you just pass through and want to pick up quintessential piece, you shouldn’t miss out on Yam Nua. Not every Thai dish shock palate with spicy flavor, for a proof, taste yam nua. Yam Nua contains sour flavor and freshness of steak rather than complicated combination of ingredients.

yam nua
yam nua

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Yam Nua is a palate-provoking mix of onion, coriander, spearmint, lime, dried chili and tender strips of beef – and you won’t be. The recipe seems to be simple yet the flavor is bursting. It perfectly embodies the invigorating in-the-mouth-thrill of all Thai salads.

How to make Yam Nua?

Ingredients: Strip steak (finely cut and marinate with salt, pepper and ½ table spoon of vegetable oil), shallot, chopped cilantro stems, and leaves, mint leaf, lettuce leaf, cucumber (finely sliced), garlic, sugar, fish sauce, lime juce.

yam nua
yam nua

Method: Make a paste with minced garlic and bird chili pepper. Put this paste into a large bowl and add lemongrass, sugar, fish sauce and lime juice. Put a non-stick pan over medium heat and sear steak for 5-6 minutes. Rest the steak in atmosphere for several minutes then slice it very thinly. In a large bowl, mix sliced beef with paste and mint, shallot, cucumber. Sparkle some seasoning to compliment this dish.