Weeping Tiger (Thai Marinated Beef)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by MarraMamba

delicious enough to make even a tiger cry. This is for one, but easy to quardruple. Does not include 20 min marinade time

Top Review by PalatablePastime

Wow! I really liked the flavor of the chile sauce. It has a nice peppery bite which is spicy to be sure, but the flavor of the different kinds of pepper was very nice. I really think this should be more of a dinner entree than a snack, since 8 ounces of steak with sides is plenty for me as a meal. I really do think the sirloin should marinate longer, not so much for extra flavor than to try to tenderize it. For myself, I would just get a better steak for this the next time I prepare. Thanks for posting, Marra! ~Sue

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the 'weeping tiger', pound together the garlic and coriander in a pestle and mortar.
  2. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and combine with the peppercorns, fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar. Add the steak to the bowl and rub with the marinade. Leave in a cool place for 20 minutes.
  3. For the chilli sauce, toast the rice in a dry wok over a low heat, until golden brown all over. Grind to a fine powder using a mortar and pestle.
  4. Transfer the toasted rice powder to a small bowl, add the fish sauce, lemon juice, crushed chillies and sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Leave on one side.
  5. For the steak, preheat a grill until hot, and lightly grease a grill rack. Grill the steak for 1½ - 2 minutes on each side, if you like your steak rare. Cook it for about 3-4 minutes on each side for well-cooked steak. Leave the steak to stand for a few minutes before slicing into strips.
  6. Serve the steak with the chilli sauce and accompany with rice.

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