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Tamarind Skirt Steak Stir Fry

Tamarind Skirt Steak Stir Fry

Tamarind Skirt Steak Stir Fry

Recipe By Mike Johnston, Savory Spice Shop founder


4 servings

Recipe By Mike Johnston, Savory Spice Shop founder

This dish is short on time but not on flavor--toasted whole spices add an aromatic nuttiness that elevates this stir fry to the next level.

Serving Suggestions

Serve over rice, noodles or a green salad.


1 lb. skirt steak, seasoned with salt and pepper and cut into 1/2-inch strips

3 Tbsp. honey

4 tsp. soy sauce

3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 green poblano peppers (or similar), seeded and sliced

1 red onion, sliced

1 cup shredded carrots

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Liquid Tamarind Paste Concentrate

    Our Liquid Tamarind Paste Concentrate has been created for ease of use. It cuts down on prep time because you don’t have to soak and strain the tam...

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  • Minced Garlic

    Using dehydrated, Minced Garlic seasoning can save you time for recipes that may call for fresh garlic. No need for peeling, it doesn't spoil, and ...

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  • Yellow Mustard Seeds

    Use our Yellow Mustard Seeds to create your own homemade yellow mustard, or add whole mustard seeds to your pickling blends or shrimp & crap b...

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  • Cumin Seeds

    Cumin (or comino) is one of the most consumed spices in the world, and is a key ingredient in many curry blends and chili powders. Add whole cumin ...

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  • Ground Coriander Seeds

    Ground Coriander Seeds have many seasoning uses & cooking applications. Use ground coriander powder in savory recipes like masalas, marinades a...

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  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Crushed Red Pepper flakes are a must have for your kitchen pantry, and are usually found on every pizzeria table in the country to add some spice t...

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In a large re-sealable container, mix Liquid Tamarind Paste, Minced Garlic, honey and soy sauce to create a marinade. Add meat, coat thoroughly and marinate in refrigerator for 30 min. Meanwhile, in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat, dry roast Yellow Mustard Seeds and Cumin Seeds just until aromatic, or until the seeds start to pop, about 1 to 3 min. Immediately transfer seeds to a small bowl so they will not continue to cook and burn. Next, heat vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, stir in peppers, onion and carrots. Cook for 4 to 5 min., stirring occasionally. Add steak and tamarind marinade, let steak brown on one side for 1 to 2 min., then stir in toasted seeds and Ground Coriander Seeds. Brown other side for 1 to 2 min. for medium rare. Sprinkle in Crushed Red Pepper Flakes if desired.