A friend asked me to develop a new paleo steak sauce for her husband.

She wants something quick and easy with all local ingredients yet different than other regular sauces.

I immediate thought of a sauce that I love very much while in Thailand – the sweet chili basil sauce.

Hmm………how can you not love that perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and savory ?

Yum yum 🙂

It goes without saying that sugar is a main reason that makes this sauce tastes so wonderful. But that doesn’t sound very paleo, does it ?

I decided to take the matter into my own hands and make it paleo friendly.

I have to say – I am pretty proud of how it turns out !

Do you love steak ?

Are you looking for a new steak pairing sauce ?

Give my paleo version of sweet chili basil sauce a try.

I bet it will be one of your favorites too !  

Steak with sweet chili basil sauce

Steak with sweet chili basil sauce Steak with sweet chili basil sauce



Steak with sweet chili basil sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Servings: 3 servings
Author: ChihYu
  • 1 lb Tenderloin steak
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee or fat of your choice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 small red chilies
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • Handful of basil leaves best Thai basil leaves
  1. Pound the garlic and chilies together using a mortar and pestle. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, fish sauce, and 1 tsp ground black pepper.
  3. Heat the wok or a saute pan with 2 tbsp ghee over high heat.
  4. Add the garlic and chili mixture and stir-fry for a few seconds, then pour in the "sauce" mixture.
  5. Add the basil leaves and mix everything together well then take off of the heat.
  1. Lightly season the steak with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare the steak (broil or grill) until it is done to your liking.
  3. Slice the steak into pieces and transfer to a serving plate.
  4. Pour over the sauce the sauce and serve immediately


Make these for dinner !

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