|Provided By||Chuck Cogle|
|Prep Time||45 Minutes|
|Cook Time||24 Hours|
- 1lb Waygu Top Sirloin (I used 2 steaks for this recipe)
- 1 Tomato
- 1 Cucumber
- 7 Red Thai Chili Peppers
- 7 Green Chili Peppers
- 2 Green onions
- 1/2 Cup Fish Sauce
- 1/4 + 1/2 Tablespoon Lime Juice (approximately 4 limes)
- 2 Tablespoons minced garlic (used approximately 4 cloves)
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1 Larged Red Onion
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups distilled white vinegar
- 6-8 peppercorns
- 3-4 szechuan peppercorns
- 2-3 dashes red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup sugar
Gather ingredients & pull the Wagyu the day before cooking and let it thaw in the sink at room temperature for a few hours before placing it in a bowl to finish thawing over night in the fridge. Pull the steak out of the fridge 1-2 hours before seasoning and cook time to allow it to get to room temperature. Remember this is a very nice cut of meat that is heavily marbled with beautiful layers of fat so don’t let it rest too long as the fat will begin to break down.You can cook your meat anyway you’d like but for me, I prefer mine to be cooked over an open flame from hard lump charcoal or in a trusty cast iron to a medium rare temperature (approximately 130-140 degrees F). I prefer to generously salt both sides of my Wagyu and let the amazing flavor of the beef do the rest. At Home Cook Pro Tip Corner: • Salt approximately 15 min. before cooking • Grill the Wagyu after everything is prepped • Pull the Wagyu
Gather ingredients for Pickled Red onions• 1 large red onion thinly sliced • 2 cups water • 2 cups distilled white vinegar • 6-8 whole peppercorns • 3-4 whole szechuan peppercorns • 2 green Thai chilis thinly sliced • 2 red Thai chilis thinly sliced • ½ freshly squeezed lime or 1-2 tablespoons of bottled lime juice • 2-3 dashes of red pepper flakes • ½ cup of sugar • 1 quart jar and lid
Make pickled Red OnionsSlice the large red onions and thai chilis. Combine them with the peppercorns, red pepper flakes and lime juice in a quart jar. Next pour the vinegar, water and sugar in a medium sauce pan over medium heat and cook until the sugar has completely dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved let the liquid cool. Once cooled, transfer into a quart jar and place them in the refrigerator for 2-48 hours before use. Note: Pickling the red onions is not traditional to Thai Beef salad but I recommend it.
Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl.• 1 tomato, cut into wedges • 1 cucumber sliced • 4 thinly sliced red Thai chili peppers • 4 thinly sliced green chili peppers • 1 3/4 thinly sliced green onions
Whisk all the ingredients listed below in a small mixing bowl.• ¼ cup fish sauce • ¼ cup lime juice (approximately 3 limes) • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic (I used approximately 4 garlic cloves) • 1/2 cup of finely chopped cilantro leaves (save some whole leaves for garnish)
Add the sauce to your salad, cover & place in the refrigerator to chill.Pro tip: Fold the salad into the sauce every 10 to 15 minutes while chilling in the refrigerator. This will ensure a nice even coat.
Cook your Wagyu top Sirloin SteaksYou can cook your meat anyway you’d like. I prefer mine to be cooked over an open flame from hard lump charcoal or in a trusty cast iron to medium rare (approx. 130-140F). I generously salt both sides of the Wagyu & let the amazing flavor of the beef do the rest. At Home Cook Pro Tip: • Salt approximately 15 min. before cooking • Grill the Wagyu after everything is prepped • Pull the Wagyu from the grill around 120/125 degrees, wrap in tinfoil and let it rest for approx. 10 min
Plate your dishFor this last step I went against the traditional Thai Beef salad and plated the salad and beef separate so I could highlight the flavors of the KC Cattle Company Waygu. Once everything is plated I garnished the dish with some chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, thinly sliced Thai chilis, chopped green onions and some avocado slices.
For any dish, when it comes to picking the right ingredients I like to get as close to the sources as possible by shopping at grocery stores tailored to the dish. For this dish I went to the local Asian supermarket for all the ingredients with the exception of the KC Cattle Company Wagyu Top Sirloin. However, non of the ingredients are complex and can be found in most local grocery stores in the Asian food & product sections.
I hope you enjoy the recipe & I look forward to seeing your version of Thai Beef Salad!