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I used to think that having a career, a family and a wonderful network of friends was pretty much it. Suddenly, through blogging, a whole new world has opened up. One of the most rewarding aspects is the generosity of family, friends and readers who share their love of food and their recipes.

Today’s delicious and easy to prepare recipe is rather closely adapted from the Donna Hay Magazine, Issue 58, and it was brought to my attention by The Rosenator, one of Montreal’s Strong Men and boyfriend of fitness guru Kacey Rose Baines of Epicentre Training. Ladies and gentlemen, get out your frying pans: steak is on the menu.

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Red Curry Beef with Coconut and Lime Quinoa Salad Ingredients

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 20 oz. sirloin steak, trimmed (substitute your preferred protein if you don’t eat meat)
  • 2 T red Thai curry paste
  • 2 c quinoa, cooked with a little sea salt (or rice noodles as in the original version)
  • 1 c coconut milk, regular or low fat
  • 1 long red or green chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 2 T fish sauce
  • 2 zucchini, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 1/2 c mint leaves
  • red pepper slivers, as garnish
  • red pepper flakes, optional

Use a large non-stick frying pan. Heat the oil on high. Coat the steak in the curry paste and cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat, covering to keep warm. Slice before serving.

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Mix the coconut milk, chili, lime juice and fish sauce in a medium-sized bowl.  Add the zucchini, tossing well.

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Slice the steak. Arrange the quinoa, steak, zucchini sauce mixture and mint on a platter or on individual plates. Garnish with red pepper slivers, and serve red pepper flakes on the side. The steak was perfect, but the recipe tasted amazing as a tossed salad without the meat as well. Tastes great served hot or cold.

Red Curry Beef with Coconut and Lime Quinoa Salad Print Ready Recipe

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Final notes:

  • Thank you to The Rosenator, aka Warren Rosenberg, for this contribution to the Jittery Cook repertoire. Watch Warren in Battle of the Badass 2011 to see what a Strong Man has to do to get noticed when he’s not busy cooking dinner.
  • FYI The Rosenator prides himself in selecting and preparing only the easiest of recipes to save his time and energy for more important tasks. Therefore, you can rest assured that you will not be overburdened with kitchen duty in making Red Curry Beef with Coconut and Lime Quinoa Salad. 
  • Jittery Cook has gone Thai and there may be no going back.