Beefsteak, cucumber, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, shallot, mint; green salad
LINDSEY COULDN'T FINISH her steak Saturday night at Stark's, so she brought half of it home in what used to be called a doggy bag but is now some sort of Styrofoam box. Today she got it out and, armed with last July's issue of Gourmet magazine, made a very tasty dinner. The fish sauce was in the refrigerator, standing among all those other jars and bottles no one really wants to think about. The mint was from the garden.
The cucumber is sliced. The liquids, a bit of sugar, the pepper flakes, and the thin-sliced shallot are turned into a dressing. Cucumber slices and thin-sliced steak slices on the plate; drizzled with dressing; littered with chopped mint. Very refreshing in this kind of weather!
Pinot grigio; Nero d'Avila