Thai Beef Noodle Salad.


  • 125g medium rice noodles.
  • 1 sirloin steak (about 300g).
  • 3 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce.
  • 1 lime.
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce.
  • ½ cucumber (cut into ribbons with a potato peeler).
  • 1 red chilli (shredded).
  • Handful coriander leaves.


  1. Put 125g medium rice noodles in a large bowl with boiling water. Leave until tender, then drain and rinse well with cold water.
  2. Heat a griddle or heavy frying pan until very hot.
  3. Oil and season 1 sirloin steak (about 300g trimmed of fat) then cook for 1-2 minutes each side, depending on how thick it is, then rest it for 5 minutes.
  4. Make a dressing by stirring together 3 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce, juice 1 lime and 1 tbsp fish sauce.
  5. Slice the steak.
  6. Toss the noodles, ½ cucumber and red chilli with the dressing and a small handful of chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Top with the steak.