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Steak With Ginger Butter Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 ½ pounds boneless top blade, sirloin or rib-eye, cut into 2 or 4 steaks 3/4 inch thick or less
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Preparation

  1. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Add the steaks, and cook until nicely browned, 1 or 2 minutes. Turn, and brown the second side, another minute or two. Remove the skillet from the heat and the steaks to a plate.
  2. When the skillet has cooled enough so that no smoke is rising, return it to medium heat. Add butter, and when it melts, add ginger. About 30 seconds later, add soy sauce and stir to blend. Return steaks to the skillet, along with any accumulated juices. Turn heat to medium, and cook the steaks a total of 4 minutes, turning 3 or 4 times. (If pan juices dry out, add a couple of tablespoons of water.) At this point, they will be medium-rare; cook a little longer if you like, and serve, with pan juices spooned over.