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Hello, my name is Laura Breneman and this is not a fancy food blog and I do not like cheese.


Six Spice Steak

Six Spice Steak

This has been one of our favorite steak recipes for years now, It is always a winner. We have never had a grill but I bet it would be DELICIOUS on the grill.

TWEAKS - I really don’t make too many tweaks to this but the one I made just recently that I really liked was to add about a TB spoon of corn starch to the dipping sauce , to thicken it a tad.

I serve the dipping sauce in little individual bowls on each plate.


Recipe found here


For steak:

  • 2 teaspoons Sichuan peppercorns

  • 10 black peppercorns

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

  • 1 teaspoon anise seeds

  • 1 (2-inch) piece cinnamon stick

  • 4 cloves

  • 2 teaspoons packed dark brown sugar

  • 1 hanger steak (about 2 pounds and 1 1/2 inches thick), center gristle removed

  1. For Sauce:

    • 1/4 cup soy sauce

    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (not seasoned)

    • 1 tablespoon water

    • 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger

    • 2 teaspoons packed dark brown sugar

    • 1 teaspoons minced shallot

    • 1 small garlic clove, minced

    • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

    • 1TBS corn starch

  2. Equipment: an electric coffee/spice grinder

Makes steaks:

  1. Preheat broiler and lightly oil rack of broiler pan.

  2. Finely grind spices with brown sugar and 11/2 tsp salt in grinder.

  3. Pat steak dry, then sprinkle evenly with spice mixture and rub into meat. Broil steak 2 to 3 inches from heat, turning once, 7 to 12 minutes for medium-rare. Let steak rest on a plate at least 10 minutes.

  1. Make sauce while steak rests:

    1. Heat sauce ingredients, except cilantro, with meat juices from plate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring, until warm. Stir in cilantro before serving.

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