Thai Beef Salad – Yam Nuea

6 Servings
6 Servings
This yummy beef salad is the perfect example of the contrasting flavors in Thai cooking.


  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Fish Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced red chili peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions (green onions), chopped


  1. Grill or broil flank steak. Slice into thin bite size pieces. Chill.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine lime juice, Fish Sauce, minced red chili peppers, and garlic. Stir together well.
  3. Add red onion, cucumber, cilantro, scallion and chilled steak. Toss together well.
  4. Serve cold.

In This Recipe

Thais use Fish Sauce the way other cultures use soy sauce. Its savory and salty flavors are perfect for stir-frys, curries, marinades and dressings.

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