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What’s Cooking?…Warm Beef & Sesame Salad

What’s Cooking?…Warm Beef and Sesame Salad.

Warm salads, I find, are so enjoyable. Fresh, tasty, healthy, a bit bitey and satisfying.  Preparation time and cooking are minimal.

This is how I do it.

Ingredients for the salad

500g (1lb) round or rump steak, tenderised.
freshly ground black pepper
peanut oil for frying
1/4 of a fresh cabbage finely shredded
1 carrot peeled and jullienned
1 small red onion finely sliced
1 cup of sugar snap peas blanched
1 cup of broccoli florets blanched

2 rounded tablespoons of sesame seeds

Ingredients for the dressing

2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons castor sugar
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

1 small red chilli chopped


Cut the beef into thin strips.  Season well with freshly ground black pepper.  Refrigerate until required.


Toast the sesame seeds in a heavy based pan until golden.  Remove from heat and decant to a small bowl until required.

Prepare all the salad vegetables.  Once the peas and broccoli are cooled, mix together with the shredded carrot, cabbage, onion.


Use a cup or small jug to mix the ingredients for the dressing.  Allow to stand for a few minutes.

Heat a wok or heavy based pan on high with a little peanut oil.  Fry beef in small batches for about one minute each or until the beef changes colour.


Once all the beef is cooked, mix the dressing once more the pour over the salad and mix well to coat all the vegetables.  Ladle the salad onto a serving platter.  Tumble the beef strips over the top.  Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and garnish with chilli. Serve immediately.