Air fryer steak bites with coconut peanut sauce
These delicious air fryer steak bites served with a thai peanut sauce are a perfect appetizer or main dish that the whole family will love.
This Recipe includes
|Beef steak – any type of cut of beef such as flank steak, sirloin, or filet.|
|Vegetable oil with a high smoking point like avocado, sunflower, or peanut oil.|
|Garlic powder or flakes for the spice rub|
|Parsley – fresh or dried parsley|
Accents for the peanut sauce:
|Soy sauce – low-sodium soy sauce to control the amount of salt|
|Coconut milk – any type of canned or boxed coconut milk|
|Peanut butter – to serve as the peanut base|
|Brown sugar – for a touch of sweet to counteract the soy sauce|
|Lemon juice – for a taste of sour|
|Garlic – garlic powder or garlic flakes|
|(Optional) Red pepper or chilli flakes for a bit of spice|
|Pinch of salt and pepper|
Type of beef
You can use any type of cut of beef such as flank steak, sirloin, or even filet which is a finer and more expensive cut of beef. I do like to use fresh cuts of meat from the butcher for this recipe, as the beef is very much the star of the dish.
Why we love it
Steak bites, steak cubes, and steak fingers are a lovely and delicious way to serve meat, especially if you are serving children or adults who dislike carving their meat with a knife and fork.
Something different, these small bites of steak are very popular in Asian cuisine, especially when served with a thai peanut sauce cooked in coconut milk.
They are delicious as a snack, or served as a topping or a side with a stir-fried vegetables, a salad, etc. And when cooking it in the air fryer, there is no need to sit there watching the stove, just add it in and program the time and temperature, depending on how well-done you want your meat prepared.
- Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) before cooking the steak.
- It is better to watch carefully and underestimate the time required to cook the steak, and then tack on a minute at the end, rather than to overcook the steak.
- Do not use sweet soy sauce, but rather salty or low-sodium soy sauce. Otherwise the peanut sauce will have quite a different taste!
What to serve with it?
These delicious steak bites and their thai coconut peanut sauce can be served with a side like this ramen soup with spinach and mushroom or this Instant pot garlic mashed potatoes.
How to store it?
You can prepare these air fryer steak bites at least a few hours in advance, and leave it in the fridge in a glass container. The Thai coconut peanut sauce should be prepared and kept separately.
When ready to eat, you can eat the steak bites as is or warm it back up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 360°F (190°C).
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Air fryer steak bites with coconut peanut sauce
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- 500g (1lb) of steak cut into small cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (avocado or sunflower oil)
Coconut peanut sauce
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- (Optional) 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- Cut the steak into small bite size pieces.
- Place the steak in a bowl and cover with the spices and parsley.
- In a small sauce pan, at medium heat, combine all the ingredients except the lemon juice.
- Mix the sauce gently with a whisk or a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until it blends together.
- Take the peanut sauce off the stove, and mix in the lemon juice.
- Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 375°F (190°C).
- Spray the air frybasket with some vegetable oil.
- Place the steak bites in the air fryer basket for 4 minutes, shaking and rotating them every 2 minutes or so. (Don't overcrowd the basket, lay the steak bites in a single layer).*
- Open the air fryer to see if they are cooked enough for you, and heat them for a couple more minutes if you wish.
- Serve while warm.
* Adjust the timing of the air fryer depending on how you want your steak cooked.
- If you want medium-rare, cook for 2 minutes.
- For medium, cook for 3 minutes.
- For medium-well, cook for 4 minutes.
- For well done, cook for 5 minutes
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 799Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1178mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 40g
Note: We are not certified nutritionists and these estimates are approximate. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. This website is written and produced for entertainment purposes only.
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