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This is a great recipe to transform a great steak into something even tastier. Great main course for those who love variety. Try this with a fresh garden salad with peanut vinaigrette for a crisp, festive meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs 5 mins
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the lemon grass, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, dark soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil into the work bowl of a food processor, and process until the mixture forms a paste. Coat both sides of the steaks with the marinade paste, and refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 3 hours.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • In a bowl, combine peanuts, sesame seeds, sea salt, and pepper until thoroughly mixed.

  • Remove the steaks from the marinade, and discard any remaining marinade. Pat the steaks very dry with paper towels for good charring. Rub each steak with about 3/4 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Sprinkle the peanut mixture generously over both sides of each steak, and press the spices into the meat.

  • Grill on the preheated grill until the steaks show grill marks, start to become firm, and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Let the steaks rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

670 calories; protein 35.5g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fat 52.6g; cholesterol 124.4mg; sodium 6506.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 2 stars
05/10/2011
While this was not completely inedible, I will not make this again. Sorry, but the flavor just seemed a little "off". Perhaps we are not fans of fish sauce (never had it before now), which I felt smelled odd and probably contributed to our dislike of the marinade. If you enjoy fish sauce you may like this recipe. I did make a change and decrease the salt; I put in less than half the recommended amount, based on another review I read that said this was too salty. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/10/2011
While this was not completely inedible, I will not make this again. Sorry, but the flavor just seemed a little "off". Perhaps we are not fans of fish sauce (never had it before now), which I felt smelled odd and probably contributed to our dislike of the marinade. If you enjoy fish sauce you may like this recipe. I did make a change and decrease the salt; I put in less than half the recommended amount, based on another review I read that said this was too salty. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/17/2010
I followed this recipe exactly, which was fairly time consuming. The result was MUCH too salty. I had to scrape the seasoning off in order to be able to eat it. You couldn't even taste the peanuts. The steak itself was very moist and flavorful (I am assuming from the marinade...). Not sure if I did something wrong, but I cannot imagine anyone liking their meat so salty : ( Read More
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