Grilled steak with spicy cilantro sauce



15 min


25 min


4 Servings

Grilled steak with spicy cilantro sauce

Grilled steak with spicy cilantro sauce recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

Ready in 25 minutes! Serve with a side of cauliflower 'rice' and an easygoing red wine.


  • 4 grilling steaks , about 500 g, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 serrano chilies , coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves


  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium-high. Sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt and season with fresh pepper.
  • WHIRL garlic and chilis in a food processor until finely chopped. Add lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, cilantro and mint. Whirl until finely chopped. Scrape into a small bowl. Set aside.
  • OIL grill. Barbecue steaks, with lid open, 3 to 5 min per side for medium-rare if steak is 1 in. thick. Transfer steaks to a cutting board. Let stand 5 min, then slice into thin strips. Serve steak drizzled with cilantro sauce and sprinkled with more mint of desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 262,
  • Protein
  • 27 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1045 mg.
Wine Pairings

Pair it with: An easygoing French fave
This cabernet franc from the Loire Valley has a pleasingly assertive acidity and red-cherry and raspberry flavours. Exuberant yet approachable, it pairs perfectly with grilled beef and herbs.
Our Pick: Domaine du Petit Clocher Cabernet Franc, France, $15.

Serve with a side of Cauliflower ‘rice’.