Monday, April 19, 2010

Sasha's Kitchen: Lemongrass Grilled Strip Steak

I will have to preface this recipe by saying that although it just looks like a slab of meat, it was a great marinade and a delicious thai inspired steak.  I was inspired by my old (but beloved) Caribbean and Pacific Rim cookbook, to create a lemongrass flavored marinade for steak.  My recipe is totally different from the one in the cookbook, but stays true to two things used to flavor the steak: soy sauce and lemongrass.  You can use either fresh or dried lemongrass for this recipe and I recommend fresh lemongrass if you can get your hands on it.  I used a nice organic cut of strip steak for the recipe, which was lean and absorbed the flavors well.

I marinaded the steaks overnight, which gave them a wonderful strong flavor from the marinade.  This wasn't intended as we wound up saving the steak for a day due to some last minute dinner plans.  I took the steak out of the marinade after about 10-12 hours though so not to over-marinate it.  I like how this worked out - the soy and pineapple juice made for a lovely marinade, with flavors of both lemongrass and cilantro.

Sasha's Lemongrass Grilled Strip Steak
2 organic strip steaks
2/3 cup of soy sauce
2/3 cup pineapple juice
5 T lime juice
5 T minced lemongrass
1 T sesame oil
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 jalapeno, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 T brown sugar

To prepare the steaks, it is very simple.  Just combine the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and marinate the steaks overnight (or for at least 5 hours).  Then, use a grill pan to grill the steaks to your liking.  I'd suggest serving with potatoes, fried rice or a salad.  I like this dish with a first course of a homemade Caesar salad.  My husband had his with an egg served sunny side up, which worked nicely, he said.


  1. This sounds so irresistible! Simply delicious! yummmm...

  2. Lemon grass and steak? That sounds so good, Sasha. I might would want a ribeye though. If I do eat red meat, it's always a ribeye or filet. Is strip steak the same at Ribeye or is it a NY Strip?
    Anyway, the flavors sound amazing, and I'm glad to see that you used organic meat!

  3. So perfect - the lemongrass and then the sweet pineapple - I bet the steak just soaks it all in.

  4. Oh my word! That is an amazing steak marinade! I've bookmarked this and I will definitely try this out for my next steak! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. That sounds really good. Never used lemon grass with steak. I have to try that.

  6. You knew I'd never miss out a new grill recipe right? This sounds fab and on my grill list now! Thanks :)


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