500g beef fillet

marinade - 30ml veg oil

75ml soy

50ml rice vinegar

1 finely sliced banana shallot

2 tbs soft dark brown sugar

zest 1 lime

50mm piece ginger, grated

2 cloves sliced garlic

For the dressing

50ml soy

50ml rice vinegar

tbs soft dark brown sugar

juice and zest 1 lemon

1 finely chopped chilli

For the salad

beansprouts, watercress, sliced cucumber, sliced shallot, pickled ginger


1. Oil the meat, season, then seal on all sides, remove

2. Meanwhile mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Add the meat to this, rub in the marinade, transfer all of it to a sealable plastic bag, chill for at least 2 hours

3. For the dressing, whisk all ingredients together

4. Arrange salad ingredients on plates, spoon over dressing

5. When meat is cold, slice very thinly and arrange on the salad (lovely on a board as a help yourself salad)

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