Hanger, or butcher’s, steak is tasty yet can be a tricky cut if not prepared correctly. Trust us, Rhoda Rivera from @platesandbubbles knows!

The meat in this cut beautifully absorbs rich flavours, so Rhoda decided to use her own rub as a marinade. Rhoda put the meat in the fridge for two hours to marinate, then gave it a quick pan-sear. Easy and absolutely delicious!

Get your hanger steak from meatmarket.hk trimmed of all fat and tendons – otherwise, you’ll be chewing your meat for an infinity and this may result in a locked jaw!



  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced


To marinate:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients, including the garlic, into a ball. Rub them on the steak.
  2. Pour over the vinegar, olive oil and lime juice. Make sure you cover the entire meat surface with all the wet and dry ingredients.
  3. Cover and keep in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

To pan-sear:

  1. Heat some olive oil and/or butter in a frying pan, put in the meat and sear for 5–6 min on each side for medium doneness (depending on the thickness of the cut).
  2. If you have an oven, sear the meat for 4 min on each side, then pop it into the oven for 10 min at 150°C.
  3. Let rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

About meatmarket.hk:

meatmarket.hk is a customised online butcher and grocery service – cut to order, how you want it and when you want it. They support good ingredients that are produced locally and around the world such as hormone- and chemical-free meat items and sustainably sourced seafood with certifications.

meatmarket.hk has also created a space in their food factory to support and encourage FoodPreneurs looking to take that next step. Their co-share kitchen offers a generous commercial space to produce fabulous dishes and host product and cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, culinary workshops, private parties and more.

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