Eid recipe: Tantalising Thai beef

200g beef sirloin or tenderloin
1 tsp soya sauce
¼ tsp white pepper powder
Sliced red onion – ½ cup
½ cup sliced cucumber
½ cup sliced tomatoes
½ cup chopped Chinese celery
7/9 birds eye chillies
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tbsp fish sauce
3 tbsp lime juice
2½ tbsp sugar
Marinate the beef with 1 teaspoon soy sauce
and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper powder for 10
minutes. Grill the beef until well done. Cover it
with aluminium foil while preparing the other
ingredients. Crush the chillies and garlic in a
mortar until fine. Add in chillies mix, lime
juice, sugar and fish sauce in a mixing bowl
and mix everything very well. Slice the beef
into thin slices and add it in the mixing bowl.
Mix well. Add all vegetables and mix well.
Home Made Maseman Curry Paste
5 dried big red chillies, cut into small pieces,
soaked in water for 5 minutes
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
2 cardamoms
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp chopped lemongrass
1 tbsp chopped galangal root
2 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp chopped shallot
½ tsp salt
1 tsp shrimp paste
Roast cinnamon, star anise, cardamoms,
coriander seeds and cumin seeds in the frying
pan with no oil until you can smell the spices.
Crush all spices together with chillies,
lemongrass, galangal, garlic and shallots in a
mortar or blender. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and
1 teaspoon of shrimp paste, and crush or blend
everything until smooth.

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