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Papaya Salad with Marinated Beef Fillet

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 1/4 hr
  • Cook time
    › 20 min
  • Serves
    › 6


400g beef fillet, sliced thinly

2tbsp crispy shallots

2 tbsp roasted peanuts

rice crackers


For the marinade

1tsp fish sauce

1⁄2 tsp ground black pepper

2tbsp palm sugar

1tsp five spice powder

1⁄2 tsp dried chilli flakes

2 lemongrass finely chopped and pounded in a pestle and mortar

8 cloves garlic crushed in a pestle and mortar

2tsp sesame oil

1tbsp oyster sauce

1tsp shrimp paste

2tsp caramel


For the Papaya salad

120g shredded papaya

1 carrot shredded

1 cup of mint, coriander and Thai basil


For the salad dressing

 juice and zest of 1 lime

2tsp palm sugar

1 tsp fish sauce

1⁄2 tbsp shallot oil

1tbsp mild red chilli and garlic pounded together to make a paste


To make the crispy shallots and oil

250ml oil

100g eschalion/ banana shallots

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