By siamesecooking
January 8, 2014
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Author Notes: A phla may include raw beef or various kinds of raw seafood, drizzled with a pungent dressing. Included as one of his favourite dishes in King Rama II’s boat songs. Try and get hold of the best quality aged beef, as it will play a pivotal role in this recipe. The beef can be kept completely raw if it is left to cure in the predominantly sour dressing for a few minutes. Finely sliced lemongrass and coriander can also be added for extra herbaceous notes.siamesecooking

Serves: 4

For the dressing

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • fresh red chilies to taste
  • a pinch of salt
  • lime juice
  • fish sauce
  • a pinch of grated palm sugar

For the salad

  • oil for frying
  • good quality beef, rib eye, fillet, sirloin
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 handful mint leaves, picked
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely julienned
  1. DRESSING- In a pestle mortar pound garlic, fresh chilies and salt into a paste. Season with palm sugar, fish sauce and lime juice.
  2. BEEF- Heat the oil in a pan until very hot, sear the beef briefly on both sides and rest on a plate.
  3. FINISHING- Slice the beef and arrange on a plate, sprinkle with shallots, mint and kaffir lime leaves. Add any resting juices to the dressing and drizzle over the meat, serve.

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