Weeping tiger steaks

Weeping tiger steaks

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins plus resting


Serves 4
This recipe is hot- hence its name! Dress beef sirloin in coriander and green Thai chilli and serve with cooling cucumber and cabbage salad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal328
  • fat16g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre5g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 4 x 200g sirloin steaks
    Sirloin steak

    Sirloin steak

    Sur-loyn stayk

    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

For the marinade

  • juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • pinch of ground coriander
  • splash of soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

For the dressing

  • juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 green Thai chillies, finely sliced



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • small bunch coriander stalks, very finely chopped (use the leaves below)

For the salad

  • ½ cucumber, halved lengthways, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomato, quartered
  • large handful mint leaves



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • large handful basil leaves
  • large handful coriander leaves
  • 1 shallot, sliced into thin rings



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • ½ small white cabbage, very finely sliced
  • large bunch fine green beans, very finely sliced


  1. To make the marinade, mix all the ingredients until the sugar dissolves, then pour over the steaks. Leave to marinate for no longer than 2 hrs or the meat will turn pappy. Meanwhile, fire up your barbecue coals and wait for them to turn ashen.

  2. Mix all the dressing ingredients together. Toss the salad ingredients with half the dressing and set aside. When the coals are ashen, sear the steak for 3-4 mins on each side for medium-rare, then leave to rest for 5 mins. Carve the steaks into thin slices and fan out on the sides of the plates. Place a pile of salad on the other side of each plate and drizzle the remaining dressing over everything.

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Comments (1)

catwoman343's picture

My husband has prepared this on several occasions. He buys the sirloin steak in one piece, marinades it and cooks it on the barbecue. He then slices it to serve with the salad. It is delicious and a firm favourite with family and friends alike.

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