Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 tablespoon(s) Asian fish sauce

  2. 2 1/2 teaspoon(s) sugar

  3. 1 (about 1 pound)

  4. beef top round steak , 3/4 inch thick

  5. 2 limes

  6. 3 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil

  7. 1/4 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper

  8. 1/4 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground pepper

  9. 2 bunch(es) watercress , tough stems discarded

  10. fresh mint leaves

  11. 1 cup(s) (loosely packed)

  12. fresh cilantro leaves

  13. 1 bunch(es) radishes , each cut in half and thinly sliced

  14. 1/2 small (red onion)

  15. thinly sliced

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In 8-inch or 9-inch square glass baking dish, stir 1 tablespoon fish sauce and 1 teaspoon sugar. Add steak, turning to coat; marinate 15 minutes at room temperature or 1 hour in refrigerator, turning occasionally.

  2. Prepare charcoal fire or preheat gas grill for covered direct grilling over medium heat.

  3. Meanwhile, from limes, with vegetable peeler, remove peel in 2-inch by 3/4-inch strips. With sharp knife, cut enough peel crosswise into matchstick-thin strips to equal 1 tablespoon. Squeeze limes to equal 3 tablespoons juice. In small bowl, whisk lime juice, oil, crushed red pepper, black pepper, the remaining 1 tablespoon fish sauce, and 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar until blended.

  4. In large bowl, toss watercress, mint, cilantro, radishes, onion, and lime peel; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  5. Place steak on hot grill rack. Cover grill and cook steak 10 to 15 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness, turning over once. Transfer steak to cutting board; let stand 10 minutes to set juices for easier slicing. Cut steak diagonally into thin strips.

  6. Add steak and dressing to watercress mixture and toss until well coated.


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