Here is a super quick and tasty recipe, perfect for hectic weeknights. This post is part of my collaboration with Irish Beef, which I like for a lot of reasons, like family-owned farms, traceability, animal welfare, and a grass-based farming methods. A grass based diet produces better tasting beef with great marbling and high levels of vitamins and nutrients like Iron and Omega-3 fatty acids. So, if you want make a great impression at dinner tonight, get your hands on some well-marbled, grass fed beef, and follow the recipe below!
Spicy Garlic Irish Steak Bites
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, add more if you like spicy!
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon cane sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 23 oz (650 g) well-marbled steak, cut into 2-inch cubes (srloin, New York Strip, or ribeye all work well)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons (35 g) butter
- 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro or parsley
Mix the spices with salt and sugar in a large bowl; add the steak pieces, toss to coat. Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat, when it’s piping hot, add the meat cubes (don’t crowd them, do this in batches if you must). Don’t touch the cubes for 2 minutes, until the bottoms are well browned. Flip and cook the other side for 1 minute, then transfer the meat to a bowl. Turn the heat down to low and add the butter to the skillet, when it’s melted and frothy add the garlic. Turn off the heat and stir the garlic until it’s golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the meat, turn the heat up to medium and cook until meat reaches desired doneness. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve hot.