When I was growing up, the Honpa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple would compile local island recipes and make cookbooks to sell – Favorite Island Recipes. These cookbooks became a “go to” book for many island cooks and no one in my family is willing to part with theirs so I had to find my own. Lucky for me, I found the first three editions on Amazon in excellent condition – Yay me! One of the first recipes I tried was called barbecued steak, but the ingredients didn’t really fit with what I think of as barbeque. So, I’m calling it “Oyster Steak Sauce”.
This steak sauce is a departure from traditional steak sauce. It doesn’t have that tangy A1 sauce taste, but more of a sweet buttery flavor with a hint of Asian flair. Is your mouth watering yet?
The oyster steak sauce is a combination of two steak sauce recipes from “Favorite Island Cookery Vol. 2”. It’s super simple, takes only 5 ingredients, and takes no more than 45 minutes (maybe less) to prepare the full dish. Can you see why I picked it? 🙂 Actually, I was tired of the same ole seasoned sea salt and pepper steak (boring) when I came across this recipe. The simplicity and time saving qualities of this recipe were just an added bonus.
I hope you try this twist on the traditional steak sauce recipe. I think you’ll love this oyster steak sauce and the wonderful taste it adds to a plain steak. It really is tasty and was kid and hubby approved.
*Made an update to the original recipe. Sorry for the confusion*
Oyster Steak Sauce
|Prep time||25 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
|From book||Adapted from Favorite Island Cookery|
- 2 - 3lb Steak (I use Tri-tip)
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3-4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauace
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic (use more if you like garlic)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)
|Twenty minutes before cooking, take steaks out of the refrigerator and season with salt and pepper. Let rest on counter.|
|Oyster Steak Basting Sauce|
|Combine 1/3 cup soy sauce, 3T. sugar, 2T. oyster sauce, and garlic into a bowl. Set aside. This is your basting sauce.|
|Heat grill and broil steak. Baste with the sauce at least two to three times per side. Remove from heat and let rest.|
|Oyster Steak Finishing Sauce|
|Combine 1/4 cup soy sauce, 3 tsp. sugar, 2 tsp. oyster sauce, and 2 T. butter in a pot. Heat on medium until it starts to bubble. Add cornstarch and stir till it thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.|
|Cut steak into strips and drizzle oyster steak sauce over meat. Serve.|
|Cut steak into strips and drizzle thickened sauce over it. Serve.|