Spicy Grilled Beef Salad (Kelaguen)

Connie Kiyu Guerrero Recipe

By Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero conchik

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This dish is usually prepared for "Chesa" (side dish) as we call it. This type of dish, when you used the same ingredients mixed with grilled beef, chicken, or fish, (Not pork). We call it "Kelaguen".

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Fresh, spicy and hearty all rolled into one salad?! You betcha! The flavors all blend wonderfully together and would make for a perfect game-time treat.


1 1/2 c
1/2 thick steak fillet
1 c
green onions, chopped
1 c
red onions
1/2 medium
cucumber, diced
1 pt
cherry (grape) tomato
1 c
cilantro, chopped
1 large
lemon grass, chopped
1 c
fresh mint, chopped
1 c
fresh lime juice
1/3 c
fish sauce
1/4 tsp
white sugar
1 Tbsp
sweet chili sauce
1 medium
head lelluce (rinsed, dried and torn into bite size pieces
1 pinch
fresh lime zest
2-3 small
red hot chili peppers, minced

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fiesta Time!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #spicy, #kelaguen

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May 15, 2013 - Pat Duran shared this recipe with discussion groups: Here's the BEEF ! SALADS
Del Racer DelPalaciosRacer
May 26, 2012
Hafa Adai, Connie. Another recipe for my recipe box!! I've never done meat kelaguin as I don't eat raw meat even though I know the lime/lemon cures the meat. But, I can't wait to try this. I love all the spices you use in tihis recipe. Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon!!! I am here on Saipan and will have to visit the restaurant and try it.
Joelle Stearns happygirl
May 24, 2012
Oh Connie! I made this salad for dinner tonight, me and my husband loved it! It is our new favorite! Next time we want to try it with shrimp. This is such a yummy summertime salad and so easy. :)
MICHELE Feldman michelekf
May 24, 2012
There is only one market in my area that carries fresh lemon grass. I usually buy a few stalks, trim them, cut into pieces, and store in a ziplock freezer bag. There is also refrigerated lemon grass in a squeeze tube by Gourmet Garden, who also makes an assortment of herbs/herb blends in my local Vons/Safeway.
Cathy Pardun ckatiekidisme
May 24, 2012
MMMMM...this looks like a great recipe! And I'll bet it would be fabulous as a wrap, also! I'm sure gonna give it a try! Thanks Connie!