crispy lettuce cups filled with fresh Thai inspired beef! A tasty quick light midweek meal!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500g porterhouse steak (or other good quality steak like eye fillet/rump)
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander stems, very finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, very finely sliced
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, halves, seeds removed, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 baby cos lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped
  • 1 long red chilli, finely sliced


  1. Heat a non stick frypan pan on a medium heat and cook the beef until medium rare, about 4 minutes each side, then set aside to allow to rest. I usually don’t add oil when I cook beef in my non stick pan, but you can add a touch of oil if you like.
  2. While the steak is resting in a bowl combine the garlic, coriander stems, fish sauce and lime juice. Then add in the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, coriander and mint leaves and mix well.
  3. Once the beef has rested thinly slice into strips then add the beef to the bowl of salad mix and stir well
  4. Arrange your lettuce leaves onto a serving plate and add in the beef mix, top with peanuts and chili and enjoy immediately.

Notes... You can also serve the beef mix in wraps, and add hommus and avocado if you like. You can leave out the chilli as well if you don’t like it hot!

  • Yum, so doing this for my family. Thanks for sharing.


  • Different and innovative. Thanks for the recipe.


  • The picture looks amazing, well done to the photographer for test. Makes me feel hungry just looking at it. Sounds delicious


  • Ohhhhh, my kinda dish . Yum, thanks!


  • These look fantastic. Great to have when visitors come over.


  • looks like a yummy and healthy dinner treat – thank you for sharing your recipe


  • I love the idea of using lettuce cups, thanks for sharing this great recipe!.


  • A delicious recipe l would love to try,it would be a favourite with every-one and using it in wraps is also a great idea! Fabulous!


  • Thank you for yet another tasty and beautiful looking recipe! These beef cups look sensational.

    • Good dinner party food as these cups look so good on plates.


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