Get your hands on Marion’s NEW cookbook, Just As Delicious. Order Now
Get your hands on Marion’s NEW cookbook, Just As Delicious. Order Now

Get your hands on Marion’s NEW cookbook, Just As Delicious. Order Now

Crying Tiger Beef Lettuce Wraps


It might be called Crying Tiger Beef, but the only tears will be ones of PURE JOY once you serve up this share platter at your next party. Perfectly seared steak, fresh herbs and a killer sauce make this ‘salad’ the hottest dish in town.


Crying Tiger Beef Lettuce Wraps

10 minutes
15 minutes

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

2 x 200g (7 oz) ribeye steaks (or any other steak cut you prefer)

2 tsp vegetable oil

lettuce leaves, to serve

sliced cucumber, to serve

fresh herbs (e.g. coriander and mint), to serve


Spicy sauce (nahm jim jaew):

2 tsp raw glutinous rice (also known as sticky rice)

1 tbsp tamarind concentrate

1 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp chilli flakes

2 tsp finely chopped coriander (cilantro)

1 small red shallot, sliced into fine wedges

Step 1

Combine the oyster sauce and fish sauce. Pour the mixture over the steaks and use your fingers to massage the marinade all over the steak pieces. Allow to marinate while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

Step 2

For the spicy sauce, toast the rice in a dry frying pan over high heat until golden brown and fragrant (it should smell like popcorn). Use a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder to grind to a fine powder. Transfer to a bowl, followed by the tamarind, brown sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and chilli flakes. Mix until well combined. Then stir through the coriander and shallot. Transfer to a small dipping bowl and set aside until ready to serve.

Step 3

Heat a large heavy-based frying pan over high heat. When hot, add the oil. Then add the steaks and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning the steaks every so often until you get a nice charred colour. Next, turn the heat to low and continue cooking (and flipping the steaks) for another 2-3 minutes (for medium rare) or until cooked to your liking. Remove from heat and rest for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Slice the steak and serve with lettuce leaves, cucumber, herbs and the spicy sauce.

Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite.

What our customers say

Rated 0 out of 5
0 out of 5 stars (based on 0 reviews)
Very good0%

There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write one.

Popular on Marion's Kitchen

Leave your rating and review