Green Mango and Grilled Beef Salad

Servings: 4
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Recipe Categories: Salad, Foodservice


2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water, hot
1/2 tablespoon sriracha sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 stalks lemongrass, trimmed, tender inner parts only, minced
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 pounds beef top loin steak

2 green (firm ripe) mangos, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
12 sprigs cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup Asian basil leaves, torn into thirds
3 tablespoons unsalted, roasted peanuts, crushed


To make the dressing: Completely dissolve sugar in water; stir in fish sauce, lime juice and sriracha.

To prepare the beef: Combine oil, lemongrass, fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar; stir until sugar dissolves. Add beef and coat thoroughly with marinade. Marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes. Grill beef over medium-hot heat until desired doneness is achieved; allow to rest before slicing, against the grain, into thin strips.

To assemble and serve: Transfer grilled meat to a large bowl. Add mango, red onion and dressing; toss gently. Add cilantro and basil; toss gently again before plating. Garnish with peanuts.

Source: Chef Ben Randolph, The Broadway Hotel, Columbia, MO