Chef Way Shawn McClain marinates steaks in a soy, ginger and chile paste for four hours. He combines these ingredients (and many others) with veal stock to make the dressing.Easy Way We simply brush the meat with the sesame dressing (omitting the veal stock) before grilling, then drizzle more dressing over a salad of edamame, radishes and watercress. More Beef Recipes

August 2006


Credit: © Tina Rupp

Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Light a grill. In a blender, combine the sambal oelek, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil and process until smooth. Blend in the vegetable oil until incorporated.

  • Brush the scallions and steaks with 1 tablespoon of the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes for the scallions and 8 minutes for medium-rare steaks. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes, then slice.

  • Cut the scallions into 1/2-inch pieces and transfer to a bowl. Add the edamame, radishes, watercress and about 5 tablespoons of the dressing and toss. Mound the salad on plates and place the sliced steak alongside. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the steak, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.


One Serving 466 Calories, 30 gm Total Fat, 4.9 gm Saturated Fat, 16 gm Carbohydrates, 5 gm Fiber.

Suggested Pairing

Fruity, lightly minty California Zinfandel.