Rowanwood Kitchen

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Seared Beef with Lentil and Radish Salad and Nuoc Cham

As its now getting warmer and I’ve got a few pounds to shift from my hearty seasonal cooking over the darker days of winter ( see my Million Calorie Dinner post if you don’t believe me!) im craving lighter dishes with fewer carbs, and to that end I’ll put up anew low carb tab on my menu.

Anyway I fancied something healthy but still full of flavour so I rustled up a seared beef salad with lentils,  radish and a spicy  Vietnamese dressing Nuoc Cham.

The salad was so simple. I chopped a little gem lettuce and a handful of radishes then used a peeler to shred a carrot and some mooli. I then added about 300g of cooked lentils, pea shoots and lots of chopped mint and coriander.

  

To make the Nuoc Cham you mix 4 chopped garlic cloves, I chopped red chilli with 4 tsp of caster sugar the juice of two limes and 6 tbsp of fish sauce. It’s a delicious fresh, zingy dressing that you serve on the side to drizzle over your salad.

For the steak I just dusted some flat iron steak with hot smoked paprika, chilli, garlic granules and salt them seared it in a hot pan for a few minutes.

Then it was just all into a large plate to serve, delicious and full of flavour! 

  

More low carb adventures on the way over the summer! 

  

15 comments on “Seared Beef with Lentil and Radish Salad and Nuoc Cham

  1. K @ Peeled Wellness
    April 13, 2015

    This looks fantastic! I would pay for this in a restaurant. If you’re interested, I’d love for you to share a post at my link up tomorrow. There is an explanation right on my main menu under ‘Tell ’em Tuesdays’.
    xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

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  2. rambleygirl
    April 14, 2015

    This looks really tasty! I’m quite a fussy eater and like my meat to taste of meat but I keep thinking that spices and herbs are meant to enhance the flavour of the meat rather than detract from it so I might give your recipe a try. 🙂

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  3. sameatshernutrients
    April 14, 2015

    What is not to love about this recipe! Yum! I really like the pea shoots,mint and coriander you incorporated. Definitely need to try this!

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    • paulb
      April 14, 2015

      The freshness of the herbs really worked!

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  4. Charlotte
    April 14, 2015

    I’ve got loads of radishes that I have no idea what to make with…until now 😉

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    • paulb
      April 14, 2015

      I’ve got a recipe for quick pickled Japanese radishes on my blog as well if you have a glut!

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  5. alyssa breed
    April 14, 2015

    this looks so yummy!!!

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  6. Sweet Tea Sweetie
    April 14, 2015

    What a unique dish!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  7. The Hungry Southern Wanderer
    April 14, 2015

    Definitely making this soon, it looks amazing!

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  8. BreAnna @ Crafty Coin
    April 14, 2015

    I love anything with steak! This looks so perfect.

    – BreAnna
    http://craftycoin.com

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  9. MyHealthyCORElife
    April 15, 2015

    Yum!

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