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Grilled Thai Peanut Steak Recipe

Grilled Thai Peanut Steak recipeThis recipe comes from Mike Castaneda, who competed in the World Food Championships Thrilla at the Grilla contest, and one of the top ten cooks in America according to the Food Network.

Mike is a father of two and has been named one of the top ten cooks in America by Food Network. He loves doing anything creative and gets a lot of his inspiration from the American people and the melting pot of cultures and personalities that make this country so great.


  • Ribeye steak
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cavenders Greek seasoning
  • Milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger
  • Cilantro
  • Scallions
  • Peanuts


Season your steak liberally with kosher salt, black pepper and cavenders and grill to a medium rare. While steak is cooking heat 1/4 cup milk, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tsp soy, 1/2 tsp minced ginger in a pan. If needed add more milk to thin sauce or more peanut butter to thicken. Once it’s incorporated, add a dash of rice wine vinegar. After your steak is cooked and allowed to sit 5 minutes, slice your steak, spoon on your sauce and top with chopped cilantro, scallion, and peanuts.

Surprise Your Dinner Guests With Asian-Inspired Thai Peanut Steak

Most people never put peanuts and steak together. As you will discover when you make this award-winning Thai peanut steak recipe, those people are truly missing out!

Plenty of Thai cuisine focuses on using peanuts. By pairing steak and peanuts, you have the opportunity to bring out the earthy flavor of the meat. If you have any leftovers — and this is rare, since Thai peanut steak flies off the plate — cold, sliced steak works as a great topper for a green salad.

Successful Swaps for This Thai Peanut Steak Recipe

Are you a swapper? The type of pitmaster who always has to try something new with every recipe? We understand. Making substitutions is what can separate competition winners from wannabes. As you think about how to change up this Thai peanut steak recipe, let us give you some food for thought. These tips can help you make your next wood pellet smoker grill steak adventure more unique:

  • Choose a meat other than ribeye: A flat iron steak or hanger steak can make a viable substitute, especially if you already have the meat in your freezer or fridge.
  • Go for tree nuts instead of peanuts: It’s easy to find cashew butter or almond butter on any grocer’s shelves. Rather than concentrating on peanuts, try using one of these tree nuts. You could even try a combination of peanuts and tree nuts for more variety.
  • Toss some fruits into your sauce: Mandarin oranges and even fresh cranberries can be cooked into your Thai peanut sauce. They will add a sweet, tangy kick to the overall taste.
  • Try a different seasoning: Rather than the Greek seasoning suggested here, you can season your steak with another type of package or homemade mixture. The goal is to infuse the steak with flavor before the Thai peanut steak marinade hits it at the end.

Like what you see so far? Make our easy Thai peanut steak recipe tonight for your family. Be sure to bookmark this page, because it’s destined to become a go-to recipe.

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