A new, exotic way to eat a steak. Using all the fabulously fresh ingredients from Vietnam. Really delicious.
Enough for 4 steaks
4 large rump steaks (scored with a sharp knife)
2 lemon grass stalks (very finely chopped)
2 shallots (very finely chopped)
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 red chilli (seeded and very finely chopped)
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut oil
Combine all the ingredients together and with a hand blender or in a food processor, gently pulse the mixture to further combine. Cover the steaks with the marinade and rub into the flesh. Cover with plastic wrap and refridgerate for 1-2 hours. Heat the BBQ till very hot, then cook each steak till it’s done to your liking, basting in the remaining marinade as you cook to keep the meat juicy.
Serve with light soy sauce mixes with a little fish sauce. Or if you can get it, some Vietnamese shrimp sauce to dip the meat in. Alternatively you can thinly slice the beef and make yourself a fresh Vietnamese Beef Salad with some noodles, cucumber, carrot, radish, mint, ginger, thai basil, a little sesame oil, salt & pepper.