Giving leftovers a whole new taste — with seasonings from another culture — is a great way to make last night's meal more appetizing. For example, turn leftover African inspired harissa crusted tri-tip into a Thai-style steak salad.

The sliced steak is tossed with a lime soy oil. Then, the steak is mixed with shaved carrots, romaine lettuce, and fresh mint for a scrumptious and filling salad. To take a look at the recipe,


Thai-Style Steak Salad

Thai-Style Steak Salad


  1. 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  2. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar
  4. 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  5. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  6. 2 boneless rib-eye steaks (each 8 ounces and 3/4 inch thick)
  7. Coarse salt and ground pepper
  8. 1/2 pound carrots (3 to 4 medium)
  9. 1 medium head romaine lettuce, cut crosswise into 1-inch ribbons
  10. 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  11. 1 cup fresh bean sprouts (optional)
  12. 1/3 cup salted peanuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Make marinade: in a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, red-pepper flakes, and oil.
  2. Season steaks generously with salt and pepper; place in a baking dish. Pour 1/4 of marinade over steaks (reserve remaining marinade); turn steaks to coat. Let steaks marinate up to 30 minutes.
  3. In a large skillet, cook steaks on medium-high heat, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  4. Transfer to a cutting board; tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest, 5 to 10 minutes. Slice steaks across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices; halve slices crosswise.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl, and toss with reserved marinade.
  6. With a vegetable peeler, cut carrots into long ribbons. Add to steak in bowl, along with lettuce and mint; toss to combine.
  7. Divide salad among four shallow bowls. Sprinkle with bean sprouts and peanuts, if desired.

Serves 4.

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