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Thai Grilled Steak

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Thai Grilled Steak

Incredible Thai Grilled Steak (Easy too!)

D.Schmidt for About.com
You and your family as well as guests will rave over this Thai grilled steak, and it also happens to be easy to make. Just stir together the simple marinade mixture, massage into the steak, and marinade as long as possible (up to 24 hours). The marinade is Thai in origin with influence from the Chinese-Thai sector. The steak is normally sliced up and served over salad, but this dish is so good, you'll probably want it eat the traditional way, with your choice of rice or potatoes and vegetables/salad. My husband has tested and re-tested this recipe, and declares it his absolute favorite. I hope it will also become yours.

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: SERVES 2


  • 2 beef steaks, your choice of cut, any size, fat left on
  • 4 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. rice vinegar OR white vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 heaping Tbsp. brown sugar OR tradional Asian palm sugar1
  • 1/8 tsp. (or more) chili flakes/dried crushed chili (for those with sensitive stomachs, this can be reduced to just a pinch)


  1. Combine all 'Marinade' ingredients together in a large cup. Stir well to dissolve sugar.
  2. Place steaks on a large enough plate or dish for marinating. Do not remove fat, as this helps flavor the meat and hold in the juices. Pour marinade over and gently 'massage' into the meat with your fingers. Ensure all sides of the steak are well covered, then cover and set in the refrigerator to marinate at least a few hours, preferably longer (24 hours is the best).
  3. To cook, place steak on a forty-five degree angle over a hot grill. Cook 1 minute to sear juices in, then flip over, turning steaks the opposite angle this time (for nice grill marks). Cook 1 more minute. Then continue cooking and flipping, spooning over all the leftover marinade from the marinating plate/dish. Continue grilling steak until to your desired 'doneness'.
  4. Transfer cooked steaks onto individual plates, allowing them to cool 5 minutes before eating. Serve with your choice of rice, potatoes, and/or salad, and ENJOY!

Recommended Side Dishes: The following side dishes marry beautifully with this steak: Easy Saffron Rice, Simple White Thai Jasmine Rice, Easy Thai Cucumber Salad, Easy Thai Tossed Green Salad.

Other Ways of Using this Special Marinade:
My husband and I love this marinade so much, we have used it on grilled pork and chicken, grilled shrimp (with and without the shell), and to make BBQ chicken wings. Another method is to cut up beef or chicken pieces into small cubes or strips, marinate in the special marinade, then skewer and cook over a hot grill. This makes for an easy satay dish without going to all the work of traditional Thai Satay.

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 5 out of 5
Loved it!, Member Ceciliarose

We tried this and loved the marinade - easy and definitely one of the best we've ever tried! Only added a sprinkle of the chili because of stomach challenges. Marinated for 24 hours. Steak came out soooo tasty! Thanks for posting!

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