RECIPE: Isan Sauce

Carla Hall takes Lisa Mateo to Chef Leah Cohen’s restaurant, Pig & Khao for a Southeast Asian feast. Here she shows us how to make an authentic Isan Sauce which is spicy and very tasty.

RECIPE: Grilled Sirloin With Isan Sauce:

Ingredients for the beef Marinade:

  • ¼ Cup Oyster Sauce
  • 1/8 Cup Palm Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup Fish Sauce

Whisk all ingredients together and marinate the sirloin overnight. To cook the sirloin drain excess marinade, season beef with salt and then gill until medium rare.

Ingredients for Isan Sauce:

  • 20g Cilantro Root (Minced)
  • 75g Palm Sugar
  • 112g Fish Sauce
  • 150g Lime Juice
  • 25g Tamarind Paste
  • 17g Thai Chili Flake
  • 17g Minced Shallots
  • 2 Minced Kaffir Lime Leaves

Whisk all ingredients together.

Serve a side of the Isan sauce with the grilled sirloin and garnish with:

  • Crispy Garlic
  • Cabbage Cups
  • Cilantro

Pig & Khao
68 Clinton Street – NYC
(212) 920-4485



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