Weeping Tiger (Thai Marinated Beef)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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

Sue Lau May 01, 2008

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