Classic steak with spicy Thai sauce


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Classic steak with spicy Thai sauce

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

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  • 4 T-bone steaks, about 350 g each, at room temperature

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 2 serrano chilies, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves


  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium-high. Sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt. Season with fresh pepper.

  • WHIRL garlic and chilies in a food processor until finely chopped. Add lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, cilantro and mint. Whirl until finely chopped. Scrape into a small bowl. Set aside.

  • OIL grill. Barbecue steaks, lid open, 5 to 6 min per side for medium-rare, if steak is 1 in. thick. Transfer steaks to a cutting board. Let stand 5 min, then slice into thin strips. Serve drizzled with cilantro sauce and sprinkled with more mint, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 426, Protein 51g, Carbohydrates 11g, Fat 19g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 962mg.
Excellent source of vitamin B6.