thai-style beef salad

from Everyday Food, May 2006

the steak marinade is good as a salad dressing too.

1/4 cup lime juice
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 – 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 tbsps vegetable oil

Season 2 boneless rib-eye steaks (about 8 ozs. each) with salt & pepper & coat with marinade. Let steaks marinate for 30 minutes.

Cook steaks on medium-high heat 2-3 minutes each side & make medium-rare.

Let steaks cool for 5 – 10 minutes then slice. Place in bowl & toss with remaining marinade.

Add to steak in bowl & toss:

3 – 4 medium carrots cut with peeler into long ribbons.
1 medium head romaine cut into 1-inch ribbons
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup fresh bean sprouts