Spike's Sensual Beef Salad
For lime dressing, combine the Sprite, fish sauce, lime juice, and chilis in a large saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes, then add the vinegar.
Season the steak with olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Grill or broil steak to the desired degree of doneness, 3–4 minutes per side for medium rare. When cool, cut into thin strips, slicing against the grain of the meat.
Toss together the salad and three quarters of the dressing. Arrange the salad on four plates, topping each with one quarter of the sliced steak. Drizzle each plate with dressing and garnish with cilantro and mint.
Recipe from Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook © 2008 By Bravo Media, Chronicle Books.