Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins
Thai style bbq marinade, great for steak sauce or stir fry marinade. I love it because it's very fast and the flavour is strong. It's close to the flavour from my local Thai restaurant. I can't take all the credit I was given the recipe from a friend but I have cut it down to just the basics. No idea where it originated from.
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (sour base)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce (salty base)
- 1 tablespoon ketjap manis (sweet base)
- 1⁄2 tablespoon palm sugar, grated or
- 1⁄2 tablespoon honey
- 600 g beef steaks
- Quantity is for pour over sauce.
- Any type of steak or bbq beef can be used. I use very thinly sliced bbq steak and make a stir fry, adding fresh cooked vegies before serving.
- Blend all ingredients together, you might want to add a touch more of any of the ingredients to taste. Thai food is about balancing flavours.
- You can either marinade your steak in the sauce (in which case double or treble the quantities), or just make a pour over sauce.
- For sauce, heat all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until sauce thickens. Remove and pour over cooked steak.
- If marinading, leave large steaks in uncooked mix for 1-2 hours, remove and bbq or pan cook steak as desired. Remember to reserve any left-over marinade, this can then be heated in a saucepan over a high heat until nearly boiling. The sauce will thicken, if not add a touch more sugar or honey.
- Pour sauce over meat before serving.
- I've mastered this to a 10 minute stir-fry by using very thinly sliced steak. Only 5 minute marinade is required, then cook for 5 minutes.