Thai Marinade to Peanut Sauce with London Broil and Thai Steak Salad

London Broil in Thai Marinade

  1. Take the marinating meat from the fridge and let sit out to warm up to room temperature (~30 min).
  2. Fire up your grill to high.
  3. Pull the meat from the marinade bag (reserve the marinade).
  4. Grill the meat 5 minutes per side.
  5. Ta-da!

I used my Thai marinade on a London broil a few weeks back. I let it sit for the day and then grilled the meat on high for 5 minutes each side. I am not the most experienced griller and was taking it on faith that the grill guide I found was correct. Sure enough, 10 minutes later I had a tasty cut of meat that was medium inside. I personally prefer medium rare, but was aiming for a less bloody dish that would work for my husband too.

While the steak was on the grill, I dumped the contents from the marinade Ziploc into a 1qt pot on the stove. I heated the marinade on low and added in about a 1/3 cup of creamy peanut butter to make a peanut sauce. I tasted the sauce and decided more peanut flavor was necessary. I added a 1/2 cup total (including the original 1/3), not knowing that adding more peanut butter would tip the balance from having a sauce-like concoction to more of a spread.

My steak was done, and I pulled the meat from the flames to rest for 10 minutes. I gave up on fixing  the peanut sauce/spread, instead prepping the area to eat. In the end, I dipped tender cuts of meat in the peanut spread and didn’t mind one bit that I didn’t successfully make peanut sauce. Yum!

When I packed up the extra spread in small containers to top lunchtime salads in the coming days, I tried adding a tablespoon of grapeseed oil to each container thinking I could shake it up later and maybe thin out the spread. NOPE. No such luck. I dumped the spread on my salad and made sure to get some spread on my fork and then stabbed some lettuce et al. Still wasn’t a sauce, but sure was tasty.

Olivia and I used up the last of the spread by gluttonously dipping grilled chicken tenders in peanut-buttery goodness =) Bottom line: try turning your Thai marinade into peanut sauce and enjoy! If yours turns out, let me know your secret.

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