INGREDIENTS
Steak
1 -inch piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped
cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons raw sugar or light brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
teaspoon garlic powder
cup olive oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
pound filet mignon steaks, 1 inch thick
Kosher salt
Dressing
cup fresh lime juice
cup hot chili paste (such as sambal oelek)
cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Kosher salt (optional)
Salad and Assembly
2 ounces dried ramen or lo mein noodles
Kosher salt
teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 large mango, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
bunch arugula, stems removed, leaves torn
bunch watercress, tough stems removed
2 medium carrots, finely shredded on a mandoline or a box grater
2 scallions, chopped
2 cups finely shredded savoy cabbage
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, cut into 1-inch pieces
cup chopped cilantro
cup torn basil leaves
cup torn mint leaves
cup crumbled toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
cup finely chopped salted, roasted peanuts, plus more for serving
Lime wedges (for serving)

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Thai Steak and Noodle Salad
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EVA KOLENKO
4 Servings
This is no simple salad: Its a multicourse meal on a plate. Its dramatic presentation is part of the allure.
APRIL 2016
INGREDIENTS
Steak
1 -inch piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped
cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons raw sugar or light brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
teaspoon garlic powder
cup olive oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
pound filet mignon steaks, 1 inch thick
Kosher salt
Dressing
cup fresh lime juice
cup hot chili paste (such as sambal oelek)
cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Kosher salt (optional)
Salad and Assembly
2 ounces dried ramen or lo mein noodles
Kosher salt
teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 large mango, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
bunch arugula, stems removed, leaves torn
bunch watercress, tough stems removed
2 medium carrots, finely shredded on a mandoline or a box grater
2 scallions, chopped
2 cups finely shredded savoy cabbage
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, cut into 1-inch pieces
cup chopped cilantro
cup torn basil leaves
cup torn mint leaves
cup crumbled toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
cup finely chopped salted, roasted peanuts, plus more for serving
Lime wedges (for serving)

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RECIPE PREPARATION
Steak
Whisk ginger, soy sauce, raw sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Whisking constantly, gradually add olive oil, then sesame oil. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag and add steaks. Close bag, pressing out air, and turn steak to coat. Chill at least 6 hours and up to 12 hours.

Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. (Alternatively, heat a grill pan over medium-high.) Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry. Season very lightly with salt. Grill, turning every 2 minutes, until lightly charred all over and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each steak registers 120 for medium-rare, 810 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 10 minutes before cutting into 1" pieces.


Do Ahead: Steak can be grilled 1 day ahead. Let cool; cover and chill. Cut just before serving.
Dressing
Whisk lime juice, chili paste, peanut oil, fish sauce, sugar, honey, and garlic in a small bowl to combine. Taste and season with salt if desired.

Do Ahead: Dressing can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
Salad and Assembly
Cook noodles in a small pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and run under cold water to stop cooking. Toss with oil in a large bowl. Add mango, arugula, watercress, carrots, scallions, cabbage, tomatoes, and dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt if desired. Add steak, avocado, cilantro, basil, mint, coconut flakes, and cup peanuts. Gently toss just to combine.

Divide salad among plates, piling as high as possible. Top with additional peanuts and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.