Grilled Steak with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

This Thai-inspired grilled steak recipe is simple, satisfying and faster to prepare than ordering take-out for dinner. Serve with steamed green beans and plain steamed jasmine rice or rice noodles tossed with a little sesame oil and sliced green onions.
Yield 4 Servings Prep. Time 10 min Marinating Time 15 min Cooking Time 10 min Total Time 35 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH fresh lime juice and vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) EACH minced garlic and gingerroot
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 2 Beef T-bone Grilling Steaks, 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick (about 2¼ lb/1.125 kg)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) sweet Thai chili sauce
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) crushed roasted peanuts (optional)
  • 1 fresh red Thai or finger chili pepper, sliced (optional)
  • Lime wedges

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Combine lime juice, oil, garlic, gingerroot, soy sauce and salt in a large dish. Pierce steaks all over with a fork. Add to dish and turn to coat steaks with marinade; cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  2. Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry with paper towel; discard used marinade.

  3. Grill steaks in a closed preheated barbecue over medium-high heat (400°F/200°C) for 10 to 12 minutes for 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick steaks, turning twice or more and basting with sweet Thai chili sauce during the last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling, or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of steak reads 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare doneness at the least. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

  4. Carve meat from the bone, then across the grain into slices. Sprinkle with peanuts and fresh chili pepper (if using). Serve with lime wedges.