Apr 18, 2011

Luscious Oily Date with Ponzu and Garlic Steak

Who said oily food is bad for you?
On the other hand, I'm totally opt for submerging in luscious beefy fat and butter...well...maybe not every week, but at least once a month!

Here's my luscious oily date with ponzu and garlic steak -

Ingredients (for 2)?

2 large rib eye steak
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 tablespoons of ponzu soy sauce
2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
4 cloves of garlic
Some freshly ground black pepper
Some sea salt


This is actually a semi-repost from my previous ponzu steak recipe back in early 2009,
As time goes by, there's a slight change of my original recipe, and of course the picture quality got a wee bit better,
So here it is, an improvised version for my very first ponzu and garlic steak.

Keep the steak in room temperature at 10 minutes before cooking,
Sprinkle both sides with some salt and pepper -

I got these babies for less than $4 each, what a bargain -

Peel the garlic and finely dice them, set aside for later use.

Drizzle some olive oil and add 1 tablespoon of butter into a big pan,
I didn't have access with my regular steak grill so I had to use a non-stick pan instead,
Not a perfect choice for making the steak sauce after searing the meat,
But hey, at least I got a good size pan to work with.

Wait till the oil gets really hot, add in the steaks and let it sear for about 6 minutes each side,
Don't flip the meat till time's up, no peeking allowed.

Once done, transfer the steaks to the serving plates and let them rest for at least 5 minutes,
Meanwhile let's make our very oily but indeed lovely sauce.

In the same pan, turn down the heat for a little bit,
If you really don't feel like risking your chances of cardiac arrest, just pour out some oil first before making the sauce.

Add in the remaining butter and minced garlic,
Cook till the garlic fragrance comes out but not burning, add the ponzu, soy sauce, and some more black pepper,
Cook till the liquid is reduced by at least 1/3 then drizzle all over our chunky meat,
Meal is ready!

I even added rice and some veggies (to compensate my arteries outcry) on top of my gigantic steak,
Truly eating like a king!!!.....I mean queen!!!

Look at that fat, how can you resist it -

I heart cows, especially U.S. cows.

Cindy's Rating: 8


  1. I would like that kind of beefy fat too! And it is really not expensive at $4. :)