Serves: Makes 4 servingsBeef-Macaroni-Salad-and-Peanuts
Cooking Time: 50 minutes

 You can eat it like a meal, or have it as a side. This beef, macaroni salad, and peanuts will be sure to satisfy your taste buds!


¼ cup fish sauce
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp  sugar
600 g beef fillet
1 tsp oil
½ cup lemon juice
6 tbsp water
6 tsp sugar
6 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp chili flakes
½ cup shallots, thinly sliced
200 g noodles or rice noodles
green apples
  mixed lettuce leaves
  minted leaves, chopped
1 cup salted and roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped


In a bowl, mix fish sauce with ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved and marinate beef in the sauce for about 30 minutes.

In a bowl mix the lemon juice with water, sugar, fish sauce and chili flakes; once sugar is dissolved, add shallots.

Cook pasta or noodles in enough salted water for about 5 minutes or until “al dente”, drain and rinse with cold water. Core apples, and cut them into thin slices.

After the beef has marinated for half an hour, preheat a grill or thick skillet and add a teaspoon of oil until hot. Place the fillet in the pan, seal beef on all sides, cover the skillet and lower the heat, allow to cook for 15 minutes. Then, remove from heat, let cool slightly. Slice the beef as thick as you choose and set aside.

In individual serving dishes, place mixed lettuce with apples, noodles, meat slices and season with lemon juice dressing. Just before serving, add chopped peanuts.

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