May 18, 2006

Siam Country Steak

Siam Country Steak
adapted from Steak Lovers Cookbook

8 oz. sirloin
1 tsp spice mix*
1 TBSP oyster sauce
1 TBSP fish sauce
1 TBSP lime juice
1 tsp garlic, minced

*equal parts: coriander, black pepper, paprika, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder

Pat steak dry and place in a shallow dish. Sprinkle the seasoning on the steaks and rub into both sides. Drizzle the oyster sauce over the meat and rub it into the surface of both sides. Cover and refrigerate (the book recommends 24 hours, but I only had about 8).

Allow steaks to come to room temperature while preparing grill. Combine the fish sauce and lime juice in a small bowl and set aside. Grill the steaks until seared and nicely browned. About 4 minutes per side. Transfer steak to cutting board, tent, and let rest for 5 minutes, then carve into slices. Drizzle fish-lime mixture over the meat, garnish with the garlic, and serve.

Notes: When I read this I was pretty dubious -- raw fish sauce? uncooked garlic? It seemed as if it would be far too overpowering. But the flavors meld really well and it was quite tasty. And easy to make too.

Posted by Jennifer at May 18, 2006 9:32 AM | TrackBack

I actually think the raw fish sauce would be great and will have to give this a try. . . I use some recipes from HOT, SOUR, SALTY, SWEET (a truly terrific cookbook) that require some raw fish sauce --in other sauces. . .

Let me know your favorite on line place to get spices? My site is Cooking With Ideas and the place to comment is SAVORING SPICES. . . . Thanks.

Posted by: Bibliochef at May 23, 2006 10:18 AM
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