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Seared Grass-fed Sirloin with Thai Red Curry Sauce Recipe

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Need a quick dinner? This seared New Zealand grass-fed sirloin paired with a creamy Thai red curry sauce can be ready in just 30 minutes. It’s full of flavor, easy to prepare and simply delicious! 


For the Steak:

  • 1 1/2 lb. New Zealand grass-fed sirloin steak (Tip: Look for the Taste Pure Nature logo) 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 shallots, very finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut cream or coconut milk, divided
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

To Serve:

  • White rice
  • Mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts (optional)


For the Sauce:

  • 1. In a blender, combine curry paste, shallots, garlic, cumin and 1/4 cup of coconut cream and blend until smooth.
  • 2. Heat a heavy saucepan over a medium heat, add the curry mixture and stir for 8 minutes until fragrant.
  • 3. Add remaining coconut cream, lime zest and stock. Simmer (don’t let it boil) for around 15 minutes, or until it’s reduced to a thick sauce.
  • 4. Remove from heat and add sugar to sauce. Taste, then add fish sauce and lime juice until the salty and sour flavors are to your liking. Set aside.

For the Steak:

  • 5. Pat steak dry with paper towels, brush with sesame oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • 6. In a heavy frying pan over high heat, heat a little olive oil. When very hot, add steak and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned and crunchy.
  • 7. Transfer steak to a wooden board or warmed plate, cover loosely with foil and rest for 7-10 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.

To serve:

  • 8. Arrange sliced steak alongside rice and vegetables, spoon over the sauce or serve on the side, and top with peanuts, if using. Alternatively, serve steak on top of rice in warmed bowls.
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