Saturday, May 10, 2008

Roasted Beef with Sesame Salad

Serves 4

2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 - 4 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
3 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
1/2 Tablespoon Chopped Chilies 
700g Roasted Beef Fillet
150g Cherry Tomatoes
2 Lebanese (small) Cucumbers
1 Small Red Onion
40g Coriander Leaves
30g Basil Leaves


700g Roasted beef or fresh meat. You can roast the meat yourself to how well you want the meat done.

Rare roasted beef, thinly sliced.

For the sauce:

2 Tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce (This sauce can be found at Chinese stores)

2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons of Sesame Oil ( You can add 4 if you like juicy salad, but I don't like too oily)

Raw Sesame Seeds

Cook in a low - medium heat until lightly brown (It smells greater if you cook fresh every time use) 

1 Tablespoon of Honey

Lime - Juice into a small bowl

I used 2 1/2 tablespoons, if you like a bit sour then add more but should not be more than 3 1/2 tablespoons!
Chillies - wash

Chopped. Can be used 1/2 tablespoon, add more if you like something more exciting

Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, roasted sesame seeds, honey, lime juiced, chopped chillies together 

Mix all the ingredients well

Cherry Tomatoes - wash, length into half or quarter

Cucumbers - wash, thinly sliced

Red Onion - peeled, thinly sliced

Coriander Leaves - wash, chopped (just leaves)

Basil Leaves - leaves picked, wash

Place sliced, roasted beef in a large bowl
Add sliced cucumbers,
sliced red onion,
cherry tomatoes,
chopped coriander leaves,
basil leaves,
and 9 tablespoons of mixed sauces, and remaining salad ingredients and toss them together. 

To Serve:
Arrange the salad in piles on four plates and drizzle with the remaining sauce. 

Some Information:

Hoisin SauceA condiment used in Chinese cooking made from fermented soy beans. It is reddish brown and both sweet and spicy. Typical ingredients include soybean paste, sugar, garlic and vinegar. Use as a glaze for roasted meats, Peking Duck, marinades and stir-fry.

Sesame Oil - Sesame oil is made with sesame seeds which have been roasted which produces a very potent, flavorful oil. Sesame oil is used in many Asian recipes for salad dressings, marinades and numerous other uses. This oil has a low smoke point so it is not appropriate for frying.