Source: Yotam Ottolenghi’s barbecue recipes

Thai Marinated Steak Skewers With Peanut And Lime Dressing

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Keyword BBQ, Beef, Lime, Peanut, Skewer, Steak, Thai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Marinate Time 2 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 kg rump steak


  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cm ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 10 lime leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli roughly chopped
  • 150 ml soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 75 ml maple syrup
  • 40 ml lime juice
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce


  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 0.5 tbsp rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp roasted salted peanuts roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds toasted and roughly chopped


  • Cut the meat against the grain into 5mm-thick slices, removing any silverskin or gristle as you go. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a non-reactive container, then add the meat and toss to coat. Leave to marinate for at least two hours (and up to two days).
  • For the dressing, mix the first five ingredients in a small bowl. In a separate small bowl, mix the spring onions, chilli, peanuts and pumpkin seeds. Add half this mixture to the soy sauce mixture and set the rest aside – you’ll use it as a garnish.
  • Drain the meat in a sieve set over a medium saucepan to catch the marinade in the pan; discard the aromatics. Put the marinade on a medium-high heat, bring to a simmer and cook for about three minutes, until reduced and thickened to the consistency of a glaze.
  • Thread the meat on to the soaked skewers (about 80g meat per skewer), then brush with a little oil and grill on the barbecue for about four minutes, turning a few times and basting with the reserved glaze until the meat has deep char marks and is golden brown all over. Leave to rest for a few minutes, then transfer to a serving plate.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the meat, sprinkle the reserved herb and peanut mixture on top, and serve hot.


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