Crying Tiger Beef

April 08, 2016 1 Comment

Serving Presentation Crying Tiger Beef

 This is a dish that is often served up in many different ways whether you are eating it in Thailand or overseas. This version of the Crying Tiger sauce is probably closer to the Lao style but it's certainly the way I prefer to eat it. This is a spicy dish and not for the faint hearted. I actually prefer to eat this outside of Thailand where the beef quality is generally better and I can have the steak cooked fairly rare. 

Crying Tiger Beef Ingredients

 Marinate the steak with half the contents of the pouch for several hours or overnight in a fridge. Cut into manageable portions if need be and grill or fry in a ridged frying pan until done.


Grill steak

I like mine to be cooked medium rare and then leave it for 5 minutes for the juices to settle before carving into strips. Add a tablespoon or so of warm water to the remainder of the sauce and some chopped spring onions, adjust to taste with a little lime juice and serve as a dip. I like to serve it with Thai sticky rice and Padron peppers from Waitrose if possible.

Serving Presentation Crying Tiger Beef
Enjoy!

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1 Response

Paul
Paul

January 16, 2018

Wow, this is the first time I’ve had a Crying Tiger dish, so can’t make any comparisons with other versions, but it’s one of the nicest things I’ve ever eaten. I made it following Nitsa’s recipe, marinated the steak overnight, served with rice, asparagus, broccoli and green beans on the side. As described, it is very spicy and I’m used to spicy food, but not so spicy that it burns your mouth for 10 minutes and masks all the flavours. If you want a less spicy dish, you could just use it as a steak marinade and omit the dipping sauce, as the steak was also very delicious without the dip. I reckon one sachet could marinate three or four small to medium sized steaks, or two large ones. I used about a third of the paste to marinate a medium sized steak, so had 2 thirds left for the dip. There was quite a lot of dip left at the end, so next time I’ll buy more steak.

A very natural, fresh tasting sauce that’s obviously been made with top quality ingredients. Highly recommended if you like something spicy and tangy.

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