Please don’t let the title misguide you. The pepper isn’t intense in this recipe, it’s more for the full body flavor it will add. This dish is usually featured on our dinner table at least 2-3 times a month. Not only is it very quick to make, it’s an absolute hit with Caron and our girls. A lovely partner to fresh cut fries, a fresh salad, onion rings or just about anything you usually serve with steak.
Since I’m a medium rare steak kinda fella, I usually only cook this one but don’t participate in it’s consumption. Caron and the girls will not touch any meat that’s not cooked all the way through and I hate seeing good steak “overcooked” so I have to cook to please the masses. Well done it is!
1-2 lbs NY Striploin steak (sliced thin)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (you can adjust to taste)
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon butter
2 tablespoon olive oil (for marinating)
1 teaspoon olive oil (for cooking)
1 med-large onion sliced
Start by slicing the steaks into thin strips. Use a sharp knife and try to slice by placing the knife on an angle to the cutting board surface. TIP : Slice when the meat is still a bit frozen for easier handling.
Notice the great marble effect? Deserve to be on a hot grill!
Lets marinate this for a bit. In a bowl, place the sliced pieces of beef, sliced onions, black pepper, chili flakes, salt and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix around, cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
I then like to bring it back to room temperature before cooking, so it’s removed from the fridge about 10-15 minutes before I get started. Now add the butter and remaining olive oil to a wide base pan and place on high heat. As soon as the butter melts and the oil is hot, start adding the marinated meat – dump the entire bowl in. But move around so each piece touches the heat from the pan.
Remember to keep moving around the pieces of steak so they’re always in contact with the heat from the pan. It should take about 5-10 minutes for us to achieve a nice golden color. If you’d like a medium steak, cook on high for 2-4 minutes only.
Quick and very tasty! Your family and friends will love to see this one on the dinner table. Makes great beef sandwiches s well!
Be sure to leave me your thoughts and comments in the comment box below.
Oh my goodness, “well done” meat?!?!?!
Thank you, Chris. We cook our meat to medium rare to enjoy the succulent flavor and juices of the meat. I’m happy to use your recipe…for medium rare!
Will be cooking this up. Looks delicious
Check out TV station named FEVA, which now broadcasts to Trinidad via Flow. They have some Caribbean stuff, and they do not have a cooking show, maybe they would be interested.
Always a pleasure watching you cook,
love ur style and recipes
Hi Chris I love your recipe and I shared them with my friends and families too, very easy to understand all the cooking instructions and guidance. Thank you so very much. Chris whenever we go for dinner at red lobster they have this (appetizer)stuffed mushroom and savory garlic/cheese shrimps and these two recipes are myself and my kids favourite, can you please, please give me the recipe to those two and thank you for all the others.
You make cooking so simple!
The recipes always come out so goooood.
I agree you need your own cooking channel.
Is your cookbook sold in any bookshops in Trinidad?
Ave.. thanks for your kind words of support! Currently the book is not available in Trinidad (only online – few copies left)… but we’re working on securing a distribution deal. Again.. thanks for your support.
Chris all I can say is ‘Bless’, loved the beef but mind you I love all your recipes(and so do all my family and friends when I cook your recipes and they eat it).Caribbean Pot deserve to have their own TV series. LOVE YOU GUYS carry on your good work
Chris love your dishes, great job. Also a trini keep cooking.
Your recipes are out of this hemisphere. Great taste. Pepper is a gift to the Caribbean cuisine.
Hi Cris, Can you please post a ginger bread recipe. Thanks
You should have your own TV show (food network). Great food. This is what real cooking is about.
Chris u are the best it’s all good
Hi there, I’m having to Google for a few bits for conversion to English weights/measures/meat cuts but I’m loving getting these tasty and easy recipes. Keep them coming over this side of the pond,
Fantastic way to have steak I tried it and the family just lves it
Chris, you never stop amazing me with all your quick and easy recipes. Can’t wait to try this one. Thanks a million…
Chris this looks great like all of your recipes so I will definitely be trying this one. I may sub the NY strip with flat Iron thinly sliced as I have used them regularly and they seem to come out very tender every way I've cooked them so far 😉 Spice it up buddy and keep cookin'
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Hi Chris, thanks for that steak recipe i look forward to trying this, it already looks and taste great.Happy eating
chris all your recipes are excellent -when i see them i get hungry and of course i try them-you make it very simple for someone to follow-i love your cooking and keep it up-i want youto reach your target mark-i have tried most of them and the children loves the caribbean cooking-whenever you visit trinidad keep me in touch-love the cooking
This looks fantastic I will definetly try this!! Thank you Chris.
I tried this recipe and made wraps or the new term "gyros" for the family – it was very delicious – and this was the first time I have ever 'fried' beef…. not bad for a first timer.
Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely great. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is actually a wonderful web site.
This looks delicious!!!!!!
Hey Chris, This recipe sound good and easy. I am surely going to improvise with some garlic to add some more flavor. Will be trying it out this weekend. Best, Darryl
Hi Laraine again – I followed the recipe exactly as stated and it went down a treat. For the first time, my steak was tender. My husband loved it and wants me to do it again.
I tend to avoid steak at home because i've never got it right, usually really tough, but I've got a good feeling about this recipe. I'm going to try it when my family visits at the end of the month, better trial it first though. Can't wait. Thanks Chris.
Jamaican cooking is a little different. This seems to be mainly EC type cooking…..but I always did prefer Trini curry
Hey Chris How is your exercise program going. Since you posted your daughters were making you go to the Gym, I have lost 4 inches in my waste and 30 lbs. Walking and eating well. What say you.
Hey Chris, Do you have a published recipe book and if so I neeeeed to get hold of it, how?? I have a Lucian man who loves my cooking but need more ideas and yours are luuuush! 🙂
I need a sharpe knife to get these beautiful stripes! I best put my name forward for the pink knife haha! Will defeinatly try this dish? Thanks x
I think i will be trying this on Monday evening…. sounds yummy…. and the ceasar salad looks great with it
I don't eat much red meat but this recipe is sure tempting, I will let you know if it is a winner
Hi chris i will be preparing the steaks with mushrooms as an open sandwich for my customers this week
This one looks good and tasty enough for me to want to night in my home. Thanks for your recipes that are always great!
will be trying this out tmw evening
I always look forward to your recipes. And this one is different for me as we rarely if ever eat beef (especially stake). However I've heard of the benefits of steak once in a blue moon and this one looks easy and tasty enough for me to want to try…and thanks for the additional info on how to slice the steak (across the grain) as otherwise it turns out too tough for me.
Some fresh parsley gives it a nice flavour, (not flat leaf)
Valerie, I’ve been torn between the flat leaf and curly..since I like both, however I find that the curly one can be a bit strong.
p.s. I’ll add parsley the next time I make this as per your suggestion.
I am trying this tonight!!!!! Looks delicious!
I’ve been looking over the menu here and this looks great. Seeing that my BOSS chef (dad, lol) is on vacation in Trinidad. I’d like to see if I am worthy of the culinary throne and this looks simple enough for a novice. I’d like to add some veggies to this for a stir-fry variation, any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for posting.
Kim and Maltedaye, thanks for taking the time to comment. Not sure if I mentioned it in the recipe above, but when slicing try to slice across the grain on the meat.
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I HAVE NEVER REALLY COOKED STEAK BEFORE BUT JUST LOOKING AT THE FINISHED STEAK IN THIS RECIPE I AM SURE GOING TO TRY IT. I LOVE THE WAY IT IS FRIED UP CRISPY.
My hubby might like this cause he likes steak and fries together. I’d definitely have to throw in the salad to keep it a little more healthy for him! hee hee! LOL!! Thanks for sharing!
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