Sure to have you breathing fire, this Thai inspired marinated steak has all the south east Asian flavour and heat one man can handle.


  • 2 good-quality sirloin steaks (faux-filet)

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp cognac

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 3 tbsp peanut oil

  • 1 tbs. palm sugar

  • Hot Sauce

  • 1 long red chilli, chopped

  • 1 bullet chilli, chopped

  • 1 habanero chilli, chopped

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • Handful of coriander, chopped

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce

  • 1 tsp light soy

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • Lemongrass, finely chopped

  • Blanchan Spinach

  • 2 handfuls baby spinach

  • 2 cloves garlic, in thin strips

  • 1 knob ginger, in thin strips

  • ½ tsp shrimp paste

  • Olive oil

  • Salt


  • 1.

    In a large bowl, prepare the marinade sauce with, oyster sauce, soy sauce, garlic, sugar & cognac and stir well. Place the beef in the bowl and make sure to cover the meat in the sauce. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 2-3 hours or overnight in the fridge.

  • 2.

    To make the hot sauce, in a mortar and pestle, pound garlic, shallot, the three chillies, lemongrass and coriander until it forms a smooth paste. Add lemon juice, soy sauce and fish sauce and mix through. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Heat your griddle pan to a maximum heat and when the pan is sizzling hot, grill the beef approx 3 to 4 minutes on each side, turning and basting with the marinate as you go. Remove meat from the heat and rest for 4 minutes.

  • 4.

    While the meat rests, in a frying pan over medium heat, add a little olive and fry off garlic and ginger strips. Cook for a minute or so then add shrimp paste, making sure to mix it through well. Add spinach and a pinch of salt. Cook for another minute or until the spinach just begins to wilt.

  • 5.

    Serve steaks with hot blanchan spinach and steamed rice.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 1148kj
  • Fat Total 78g
  • Saturated Fat 24g
  • Protein 74g
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Sodium 2282mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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