yum nuea (beef salad)

yam nuea literally means "tossed beef". This is a simple beef "salad", 
and can be eaten hot or cold. Consequently it can be made with left over 
Sunday roast... 

This should be on the hot side of neutral, but really is more spicy than 
"hot" per se. However it is normal to add sunstantial amounts of hot 
condiments to it to suit yourself (see the section on condiments below).Ingredients

1 pound tender beef - barbequed steak is good, but any beef can be used. 
This is cut into eigth inch thick slices, and then into bite sized 
pieces. Remember this is probably going to be eaten without utensils, so 
be dainty :-)salad

quarter cup sliced onions, separated 
2 tomatoes, wedged 
quarter cup sliced (Thai) cucumber 
quarter cup thinly sliced mixed prik ki nu (red and green birseye or 
dynamite chilis).Sauce

quarter cup fish sauce 
quarter cup lime juice 
1 tablespoon sweet dark soy sauce 
3 tablespoons minced garlic 
3 tablespoons minced ginger 
3 tablespoons chopped coriander/cilantro (including the roots) 
quarter cup chopped green onions (spring onions) 
quarter cup chopped shallots (purple onions) 
1 tablespoons sesame oil 
1 tablespoon chili oil  

Bar-B-Q the beef, and thinly slice it into bite sized pieces, combine 
with the salad ingredients, and mix the sauce and toss the whole.Serving

Serve with sticky rice, a leafy vegetable (lettice or Chinese 
Leaves...), condiments (below) and dipping sauce (below).Condiments

This is one to test the fortitude of the strong - well seriously it 
isn't "destroyed" by adding hot extras. The usual condiments apply: 
chilis in fish sauce (prik nam pla), chilis in vinegar (prik dong), 
ground chilis (prok phom), sugar and the every popular msg. You can also 
add fish sauce, dark sweet soy, and hot chili sauce if you wish. dips

A useful "auxiliary dipping sauce" is made by mixing one part dark soy 
with one part Worcestershire sauce, one part fish sauce and one part hot 

another dipping sauce is the following (known as nam prik narok in Thai, 
I've seen it translated as "Hell Fire Sauce" in English. 

oil to deep fry 

2 pound of filleted white fleshed freshwater fish 
1 cup green prik ki nu 
1 cup red prik ki nu 
half cup garlic 
half cup shallots 
3 tablespoons shrimp paste 
quarter cup fish sauce 
3-4 tablespoons palm sugar. 

Flake the fish and deep fry until the flakes turn golden brown. Chop the 
chilis, shallots and garlic, then [charcoil] broil them briefly and beat 
the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle or food processor to 
form a smooth paste. Place in a small saucepan or wok, and cook on 
medium high until the mixture forms a bubbling paste. 

The resultant sauce paste may be stored, when cold, in a tight fitting 
jar, for several weeks.variants

This can also be made with pork (yum moo), or even with shrimp (yum 
khoong). An interesting variant is to use thinly sliced luncheon meat or 
even SPAM(tm). I have also made it with the "pressed meat" sandwich 
products available in  US supermarkets. Vegetarians can experiment with 
using a julienned vegatable mix inplace of the meat.
Special thanks to - Muoi Khuntilanont.