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Crying Tiger Recipe

by Sheryl S

PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME: 7 mins | HAVE STEAK AT ROOM TEMP BEFORE COOKING: 1 hr | TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 22 mins | Servings: 4

This is a very simple recipe you can make all year round. Put a Thai spin on grilled steak with this easy recipe. Serve with the spicy dipping sauce alongside lettuce leaves, cabbage leaves, or cucumber slices. This also pairs perfectly with Thai Sticky Rice.

INGREDIENTS

2 lbs Sirloin Steak – season both sides with salt and leave for an hour at room temperature.

Dipping Sauce:

⅓ c. Lime Juice about 2 limes

1 tsp Tamarind Concentrate (optional)

2 tbsp Thai Fish Sauce

2 tsp Ground Thai Chili Pepper – adjust depending on your spice level or swap with red pepper flakes or fresh Thai chilis.

1 tsp Ground Toasted Rice (toast 2 tbsp of Sweet Glutinous Rice with Lime Leaves and grind to a fine powder, if making your own).

1 tsp Coconut Sugar or sub brown sugar or regular sugar

1 tbsp Water – taste the sauce first before adding water as needed to make it less concentrated.

2 tbsp Cilantro, Chopped

2 tbsp Green Onion, Chopped

Serving Suggestions:

Lettuce leaves, Cabbage leaves, Cucumber Slices, Thai Sticky Rice, or regular rice.

How to make Crying Tiger

Step 1: To make the dipping sauce, whisk the fish sauce, lime juice, tamarind (if using), toasted rice powder, Thai pepper, coconut sugar, cilantro, green onion, and water until well combined. Taste and adjust to your preference. If needed, add more water to dilute the sauce or extra lime juice, sugar, or fish sauce.

Step 2: On the stove, heat a grill or cast iron skillet. In the meantime, pat the steaks dry. To the hot grill or skillet, place the seasoned steaks and cook for a few minutes o per side until the preferred temperature is reached.

Step 3: Before slicing, let the steaks rest for about 10 minutes.

Step 4: Serve with the dipping sauce. This dish pairs well with lettuce leaves, cabbage leaves, cucumber slices, Thai Sticky Rice, or regular rice. Enjoy!

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving: 1g, Calories: 321 kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 50g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 138mg, Sodium: 855mg, Potassium: 854mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 351IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 4mg

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Crying Tiger Recipe

This is a very simple recipe you can make all year round. Put a Thai spin on grilled steak with this easy recipe. Serve with the spicy dipping sauce alongside lettuce leaves, cabbage leaves, or cucumber slices. This also pairs perfectly with Thai Sticky Rice.
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 1 hr 22 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 people
Calories 321 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Sirloin Steak - season both sides with salt and leave for an hour at room temperature.
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • c. Lime Juice about 2 limes
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Concentrate optional
  • 2 tbsp Thai Fish Sauce
  • 2 tsp Ground Thai Chili Pepper - adjust depending on your spice level or swap with red pepper flakes or fresh Thai chilis.
  • 1 tsp Ground Toasted Rice toast 2 tbsp of Sweet Glutinous Rice with Lime Leaves and grind to a fine powder, if making your own.
  • 1 tsp Coconut Sugar or sub brown sugar or regular sugar
  • 1 tbsp Water - taste the sauce first before adding water as needed to make it less concentrated.
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion Chopped
  • Serving Suggestions:
  • Lettuce leaves Cabbage leaves, Cucumber Slices, Thai Sticky Rice, or regular rice.

Instructions
 

  • To make the dipping sauce, whisk the fish sauce, lime juice, tamarind (if using), toasted rice powder, Thai pepper, coconut sugar, cilantro, green onion, and water until well combined. Taste and adjust to your preference. If needed, add more water to dilute the sauce or extra lime juice, sugar, or fish sauce.
  • On the stove, heat a grill or cast iron skillet. In the meantime, pat the steaks dry. To the hot grill or skillet, place the seasoned steaks and cook for a few minutes o per side until the preferred temperature is reached.
  • Before slicing, let the steaks rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Serve with the dipping sauce. This dish pairs well with lettuce leaves, cabbage leaves, cucumber slices, Thai Sticky Rice, or regular rice. Enjoy!

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