Good Food Seared Beef and Papaya Salad with Tamarind Soy Dressing

Magazine: Good Food
Issue: January 2-014
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This the second recipe in the Totally Tropic feature from BBC Good Food magazine January 2014 issue. Whether this is predicated on authenticity is moot, but the results are excellent. The papaya provides the tropical fruit, a somewhat ignored fruit yet certainly available in west London supermarkets without any problems. Tamarind purée is also used for the dressing, and this is available in the World Foods section of all large supermarkets these days.

The recipe was extremely easy to create and the results were good without being outstanding. It was a dish I enjoyed but felt sirloin steak can be employed in dishes to greater effect.

Changes from Published Recipe

The recipe is for two and it was easy to half to make for one person. I used a small piece of sirloin steak and one ripe papaya along with half a red chilli and two spring onions. To avoid getting the proportions wrong I made the dressing as printed for two people so there was a little wastage.