Gochujang and Sesame Rump Steak

, from Issue #101. January, 2022
Photography by Olivia Galletly.
Gochujang and Sesame Rump Steak

This rump steak is so tender and juicy, sliced into thin strips and covered in a sweet and spicy sesame sauce. Gochujang is a Korean chilli paste and can be found at all good Asian grocers.  

Serves: 3-4


3 tablespoons gochujang
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
½ red onion, grated
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
500 grams rump steak

Gochujang Sesame Sauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon gochujang
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
½ teaspoon soy sauce
¼ teaspoon sesame oil
¼ red onion, finely chopped


STEAK: In a small bowl, combine the gochujang, oil, vinegar, onion, garlic powder and salt. Place the steaks in a large casserole dish and pour over the marinade, making sure all sides are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 10 hours. 

Preheat a barbecue grill to high. Grill the steak for 3 minutes each side for medium-rare. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside to rest for 10 minutes. 

GOCHUJANG SESAME SAUCE: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  

TO SERVE: Serve the steak sliced across the grain and drizzled with the sauce.

Drinks match:
The Kererū Underparty Smoke & Chilli Wheat Beer 330ml ($39x6pk) is sensational with this spicy sesame steak. Ancho poblano and habanero combine with mānuka-smoked malt, German hops and black cardamom. Kererūbrewing.co.nz

Kererū Underparty Smoke & Chilli Wheat Beeer