Spicy Beef Salad

Jul 20, 2008

On our last night in Belize we decided to splurge. One of the guide books indicated that the Rendezvous Restaurant and Winery in Caye Caulker was a must. We decided to try it out. The only way to get to the restaurant was via a small boat. The boat picked us up at the dock and took us to the restaurant. I remember gazing at the stars—there was thousands of them. It was truly a magical night. This spicy beef salad was one of the dishes we selected. I was so excited to see it in the cookbook. It’s simple, yet the flavors are incredible. I can still taste the freshness of this dish.

Spicy Beef Salad (Image 2)


1 pound sirloin or good cut of beef
½ red onion
8 fresh mint leaves
12 basil leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime, juiced
½ teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
½ teaspoon dried chilies



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


Cut beef into small strips, about 1 inch by ¼ inch, and stir fry until medium. Mix lime, sugar, minced garlic, chili and fish sauce in a bowl and mix to dissolve sugar. Place cooked beef in sauce Garnish with basil, mint and onions, mix and serve


Mmmm A Taste of Belizean cooking

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Salads and Beef

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