Warm Steak Salad with Tomato, Cucumber and Basil


450g sirloin or striploin steak        


  • 1 tablesp. fish sauce/soy sauce
  • 1 tablesp. lemon/lime juice
  • 1 teasp. ground black pepper
  • 1 teasp. sugar
  • 2 teasp. sesame oil
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and sliced
  • 3-4 tablesp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablesp. fish sauce/soy sauce
  • Handful basil leaves, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon


Mix the marinade ingredients together.  Pour the mixture over the steaks and leave for 20 mins.  Meanwhile prepare the salad – mix all ingredients together. Cook the steaks on a barbecue or cast iron grill pan for 2-3 minutes each side for rare, 3-4 minutes for medium, 5-6 minutes for well done.  Allow the steaks to rest for a few minutes before slicing.  Serve with the salad and a baked potato.