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!
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