The latest blog I have become addicted to is that of Chrissy Teigen who not only is an exquisitely beautiful model & John Legend’s girlfriend but is also an amazingly hilarious food blogger & cook. I came across her blog while ago & now can’t wait to read what she has to say next. One afternoon at work while bored, I read her entire blog and couldn’t help but laugh my head off one minute, then the next drool at photos along with recipes she posted.
One recipe I have been dying to try is Yum Nua, a quick & simple Thai Beef Salad which she made with her sister, who are part Thai. It is literally so simple & fast that no one should have any excuse NOT to try it. You can customize the dish to suit your individual taste which is great for picky people! I had to edit the recipe a little for the UK Supermarkets & my preference but you can see the original here.
“This dish really epitomizes Thai cooking. Done properly, it embodies everything Thai food should be; balancing the principles of thai cuisine. The key to Thai food in general is combing salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. You should not be able to identify whether this dish is more or less of one particular flavor, hence creating the perfect balance”. ~ So Delushious
1 small Red Onion, sliced
Handful of Coriander Leaves, chopped
Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half
2 Limes, juiced
1 tbs Brown Sugar
1-2 tbs Fish Sauce
2 Red Thai Chillies (use more if you dare!)
2 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
1. Fry/Grill your steak how you like it. I made mine medium, not a huge fan of it moo-ing at me on the plate but the lime juice will continue to cook it for you. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes before slicing it. Add the steak to a bowl.
2. Put all the non-vegetable ingredients into the bowl with the steak & toss it altogether
3. Add the vegetable ingredients, tossing again & tasting to see if it’s how you like it. As Chrissy stated “Tasting as you go is the most important part. You are eating it, so add more fish sauce if it needs more salt, more sugar if it is too lime-y”.
4. Place on a plate with mixed lettuce leaves & tuck in while still warm. Yum Yum Yum!