Soy Sauce Steak Bowls

Soy Sauce Steak Bowls


This steak bowl with pepper soy butter sauce is a tasty way to upgrade lunch or dinner.
  • Steak
  • 1 pound grass-fed ribeye steak, 1½-inch thick
  • kosher salt, Diamond Crystal
  • avocado oil, for cast-iron skillet
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, for basting
  • 2 large bay leaf, for basting
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed, for basting
  • Pepper Soy Sauce Butter
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • ½ tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1¼ teaspoons whole black peppercorn, crushed with a mortar and pestle
  • For Serving
  • jasmine rice
  1. Steak
  2. Remove steak from refrigerator 1 hour before cooking. Pat dry and generously season all sides with kosher salt.
  3. minutes before cooking, heat cast iron skillet over high heat for 15 minutes or until ripping hot.
  4. Add enough oil in a skillet so that it's about ⅛-¼-inch deep. Keep in mind a very hot skillet and a good amount of oil helps encourage a beautiful brown crust. leave oil for 30 sec – 1 min.
  5. Carefully add steak, placing it in the skillet away from you. After 2 minutes, flip steak. Repeat this step until cooked to preferred doneness, see notes below for temperature guide.
  6. Once steak reaches 15 degrees below desired internal temperature, add butter, garlic, and bay leaves to the skillet. Place bay leaf and garlic on top of steak and tilt skillet on its side and baste for two minutes. Remove steak from skillet and place on a wire rack to rest for 8 minutes. The steak will continue to cook as it rests, rising 5°-10°F in temperature.
  7. Pepper Soy Sauce Butter
  8. Gently melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted, increase heat to medium and add sliced garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened, careful to not let the garlic brown. Lower heat, if necessary.
  9. Increase heat to high and add chicken broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, sake, and oyster sauce. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium and allow mixture to simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add crushed peppercorn and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
  10. If sauce thickens too much, simply add 1 tablespoon of water +more to acheive desired consistency.

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