Easy Meal – Steak Thai Summer Salad

March 5, 2015 , In: Salads, Side Dishes , With: 2 Comments

Steak Thai Summer Salad from Thai Kitchen #TKEveryday (www.roastedmontreal.com)
Just yesterday my friends and I were at our somewhat-weekly get together when the discussion of lunches came up.  Isn’t lunch just the afterthought meal of the day?  My friend admitted she often struggled to make herself anything descent to eat with all the kids and distractions and we all sympathized.  Lunch gets a bad rap.

Steak Thai Summer Salad from Thai Kitchen #TKEveryday (www.roastedmontreal.com)When Thai Kitchen Canada recently contacted me about recreating a meal from their Thai Kitchen #TKEveryday recipe challenge I was thrilled to find out I would be recreating this super easy Steak Thai Summer Salad which was created by Kristen Paskus of the popular blog My 3 Little Kittens.  Thrilled because it was easy and something new.  And it involved fish sauce.  See, I’ve always been a little bit afraid of fish sauce.  It was time to get over my fear of this chef favourite ingredient.

Steak Thai Summer Salad from Thai Kitchen #TKEveryday (www.roastedmontreal.com)As I knew I would have my four-month-old son in tow and it would just be myself I scaled down this recipe by using only one steak.  I also just used a pre-boxed lettuce mix for ease.  I tried to find one with kale, which is a bit hardier, to stand up to the steak but it was unavailable.  Instead I had one with radicchio, spinach, and other greens I never remember the name of.

Alex in Chair Far

Steak Thai Summer Salad from Thai Kitchen #TKEveryday (www.roastedmontreal.com)I allowed the steak to marinate in the Thai Kitchen fish sauce while I did some baby stuff with my son.  I seared the steak in a hot pan on the stove to brown it and then afterwards added the marinade of fish sauce.  A couple smears of red curry paste on either side, was followed by a quick broil in the oven.  I then deglazed the pan with some water to make the dressing.

Steak Thai Summer Salad from Thai Kitchen #TKEveryday (www.roastedmontreal.com)I threw some of the lettuce in a bowl, topped with the steak, deglazed pan juices and… it was great!  I mean, I figured it would be good since it made it through to the final of the #TKEveryday challenge but it was really nice and easy.

salad final 2A lovely little meal to treat ourselves!

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Steak Thai Summer Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Fusion
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Serves: 4
When we think of summer, we think of warm weather, sunshine and picnics. For a unique take on a classic, you will be the hit of the picnic with this Steak Thai Summer Salad!
  • 2 lbs steak
  • ½ cup Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste
  • Salad mix of kale, romaine lettuce, sprouts and cabbage.
  1. Marinate steaks in fish sauce for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  2. Sear steaks on either side in a hot pan. Reduce heat to medium and add the fish sauce marinade. Cook on medium-heat until steak is cooked almost to your desired temperature (it will cook a bit more in the oven.)
  3. Place steaks in a roasting pan and coat with red curry paste. Roast for 3 minutes a side.
  4. Let steak stand for a few minutes to collect juices and cool off.
  5. Slice steak. Add to salad mix. Top with fish sauce drippings from pan!


*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Thai Kitchen Canada.  All opinions are my own.

  1. Thank you Michelle. Your photos are fabulous and I am so happy you enjoyed it. Your son is also ridiculously adorable!!!!! *smile

      • Michelle
      • March 5, 2015

      Thanks so much Kristen! It was a Great recipe! Good luck!

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Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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