Stir Fried Beef Salad with Mango is a colorful dish, full of refreshing flavors and scrumptiously complementary textures. This Thai-style dish is delicious, zingy and very healthy. The beef and nuts in the ingredients list can give rise to some basic questions like how it can be light in calories then. Simple is the answer as the ginger and honey dressing is totally oil-free and therefore balances the calories intake.
Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serving size: 06
Utensils needed: large serving bowl, medium mixing bowls, skillet or wok, whisk, spoon or fork, stove, knife, cutting board
Ingredients of salad:
- 1 ripe mango - peeled and cut into strips
- 2 ripe plums - properly sliced
- 2 cups red cabbage – properly shredded
- 2 ounces watercress leaves
- ½ cucumber - cut into matchsticks
- ½ red bell pepper - seeded and julienned
- 4 green onions - sliced diagonally
- 1 ounce fresh mint - minced
- 1 ounce fresh cilantro - minced
- 2 tablespoons roasted unsalted peanuts - coarsely chopped
Ingredients of ginger-honey dressing:
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne - to taste
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey
- 1 to 2 tablespoon fresh ginger - peeled and grated into 1 inch piece
- 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
- Juice of one lime or lemon
- 1 cup water
Ingredients of Steak:
- 14 ounces lean sirloin steaks - trimmed and cut into thin strips
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons oil
Note: The above mentioned proportions of the ingredients make 6 servings but you can adjust the quantity according to your requirement.
Prepare the ginger-honey dressing:
Take a medium non-sticking frying pan and wash it properly. Now, add in the paprika, cayenne, honey, peeled and grated fresh ginger, and rice vinegar. Pour in one cup of cold water and place the frying pan on the stove over medium heat. Stir the ingredients time to time and bring them to boil. Reduce heat once it starts boiling and then simmer it for approximately 5 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and stir in lemon or lime juice. The dressing is ready, set it aside for now.
Note: In order to add in right quantity of the ingredients, make sure to follow the proportions mentioned above.
Make the salad:
Grab a large shallow serving bowl and add in peeled strips of one ripe mango. Top the mango strips with plum slices, shredded red cabbage, watercress leaves, cucumber slices, seeded and julienned red bell pepper, diagonally sliced green onions, minced fresh mint, and the crushed fresh cilantro. Take a large spoon or fork and gently toss together all the ingredients until evenly mixed. Now set the bowl aside.
Note: Again, follow the above mentioned ratio of the ingredients of salad.
Prepare the steak:
Take a large non-sticking skillet or wok and pour 1 ½ tablespoons of oil into it. Place it on your stove over medium heat until warm. Meanwhile, pick a medium mixing bowl and place 14 ounces lean sirloin steaks in it, properly trimmed and cut into thin strips. Add in 3 of garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. Toss them well with a fork or spoon. Once the oil in the pan is warm, add in the coated lean sirloin steaks. Fry the steaks for 3 to 5 minutes until evenly browned and cooked well, stirring occasionally. Remove the skillet or wok from heat and set aside for a few minutes until cool enough to handle.
Once you prepare the salad, steaks, and dressing, you have to mix them with care. Set the large shallow serving bowl of salad right in front of you and spoon the stir-fried beef over the top. Now, smoothly drizzle the ginger-honey dressing over and toss very lightly. Sprinkle your salad with 2 tablespoons of the roasted and coarsely chopped unsalted peanuts.
Your Stir Fried Beef Salad with Mango is all set, which is gorgeous and healthy too. Serve it warm. Do not forget to place four medium serving plates and forks along the bowl of the salad so that your family members or friends can take it according to their own desire.