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Spicy Pacific Rim Salad

Spicy Pacific Rim SaladA spicy beef stir-fry with green beans, sweet seedless grapes and sliced radishes served on a bed of shredded napa cabbage.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, sliced 2x1/2x1/4-inch*
Stir-Fry Seasoning (recipe follows)
12 ounces fresh green beans
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt - divided use
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chiles
1 1/2 cups California seedless grapes
1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 quart shredded napa or regular cabbage, or cut-up hearts of romaine lettuce
4 small grape clusters for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place beef in small bowl; add Stir-fry Seasoning and mix well.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, stir-fry green beans in oil until crisp tender; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove from skillet.
  3. Stir-fry beef in same skillet to desired degree of doneness.
  4. Return beans to pan; add chiles and grapes and stir-fry until grapes are barely heated.
  5. Add radishes, lime juice, remaining salt and sesame oil.
  6. Cool to room temperature or refrigerate until served.
  7. When ready to serve, mix well and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Serve on bed of shredded napa cabbage; garnish with small grape clusters, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Stir-fry Seasoning: Add 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce, 1 clove garlic, minced, and 1 teaspoon grated lime peel; mix well.

*Chicken, pork or shrimp may be substituted.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of California Table Grape Commission.