Asian Glazed Steaks

Serves 4

Cook time (based on a 2cm/3⁄4in thick steak):

Rare: 21⁄2 minutes on each side

Medium: 4 minutes on each side

Well done: 6 minutes on each side



4 lean sirloin, rump or rib-eye steaks

For the Marinade:

90ml/6tbsp light soy sauce

60ml/4tbsp plum jam

Zest and juice of 1⁄2 lime

2 spring onions, finely chopped

45ml/3tbsp freshly chopped coriander

5cm/2inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated

2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped


  1. Place all the marinade ingredients into a large, shallow bowl. Add the steaks, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for
20 minutes, or overnight, if time allows. 

  2. Remove the steaks from the marinade and reserve the marinade mixture. 

  3. Cook the steaks according to preference on a preheated grill or barbecue, basting occasionally with the reserved marinade. 

Serve the steaks with a colourful couscous salad.