If you are a fan of Thai food I am sure you have tasted a version of this recipe. Basically it is sliced marinated steak served with a spicy chili dipping sauce. One of our favorite local Thai restaurants serves this appetizer and every time we visit we order Tiger Tears. I wanted to recreate Tiger Tears at home and experimented until I got the flavor combination that I thought was just right. I sliced the sirloin prior to marinating and then quickly broiled the steak. Delicious served with a side of romaine and carrots.
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tablepoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon coriander
- freshly ground black pepper
- Dipping Sauce
- 5 tablespoons fish sauce
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons dried red chili flakes
- 3/4 poound sirloin steak, thinly sliced
- lettuce leaves
- carrot shavings
Combine all of the marinade ingredients, pour over steak slices, refrigerate. 2 - 4 hours. Combine all of the dipping sauce ingredients, set aside.
When ready to serve, heat broiler, lay steak slices on a foil lined baking sheet. Broil 1 minute per side. Remove and serve with dipping sauce, lettuce and carrots.