500 grams sirloin steak
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup Chinese plum sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, julienne
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
½ - 1 teaspoon hot chilli sauce
hot, cooked rice
1 large carrot, peeled and julienne
1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
Preheat a ridged grill or sauté pan.
Rub the steak with a little vegetable oil and season both sides with salt and pepper.
Grill for 2-3 minutes each side for medium rare beef. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely and rest for 5 minutes.
Sauce: Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for two minutes then set aside.
To serve: Place the hot rice in serving bowls and top with a stack of carrot and cucumber.
Cut the beef into bite-sized cubes and place on top of the vegetables. Drizzle with the sauce and scatter with sesame seeds.
Pantry note: Fish sauce and Chinese plum sauce can be found in Asian food stores or in the international section at supermarkets.