One of my sisters saw it and tore it out - we made it and it was delicious.
Several years later when I was with her, I remembered it, and took a photo of the page - and a few times I've made it, zooming in on the photo to enlarge it enough to see the detail of the recipe.
Seven years later, thought it was about time I just shared it, so I'll have it right here whenever I need it.
Oh! And - of course - so that you can have it too.
This is simple and elegant and delicious and full of flavour. Easy enough for a normal supper, and lovely enough for a dinner party, or lunch - we had it today for Sunday lunch and it was perfect.
I've changed the recipe just a little, so this is my version I'm giving you.
The mango, avocado, steak and spicy dressing isn't a combination I'd have thought of - but it works supremely well.
So for two people, this is how you do it!
The marinade: 1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely minced; 1 tablespoon oyster sauce; 1 tablespoon dry sherry (optional - I didn't have any); 1 teaspoon soy sauce; 1/2 teaspoon sugar; some grated fresh ginger; a little black pepper.
1-2 steaks depending on their size and your hunger. Rump or sirloin will work best.
Rub in the marinade and leave to marinate for 30-60 minutes.
Make the dressing: 1 tablespoon fish sauce; 1.5 teaspoons toasted sesame oil; juice of 1/2-1 limes; 1.5 teaspoons light soy sauce; 1/2 teaspoon sugar; 1/2-1 birds eye red chilli, finally chopped; 1 very small or half a clove of garlic, finely minced.
When the steak's almost done marinating, prepare the rest of the salad: peel and slice half a mango (or as much as you like); same with a ripe avocado (I used half a large avocado). Put rocket on plates with the mango and avocado arranged on top.
Heat a griddle pan until very hot, add the steak and sear for 2-4 minutes each side - depending on thickness of the steak - you want it lovely and browned on the outside and pink in the middle.
Leave the steak to rest on a board or plate for 3-4 minutes before slicing thinly.
Add the steak to the plates of salad, drizzle over the dressing, scatter over some coriander leaves and serve immediately.
SUCH a great dish. Hope you love it too!