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Hanger Steak Salad

Hanger Steak Salad


  • 3 tablespoons palm or brown sugar, or more to taste
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fish sauce, or more to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or more to taste
  • two 1-inch thick hanger steaks (about 7 ounces each)
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • about 1 tablespoon neutral oil, such as grapeseed or canola
  • 2 tablespoons shaoxing wine or dry sherry, or more to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 fresh thai bird chiles, thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh long red or green chiles, such as anaheim or hungarian wax, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh thai basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves