Steak and oysters seafood is a very primitive recipe. Ashtonishingly, this recipe is 100 years old and was popularized by the nouveau riche of the northern United States . It was probably at the time of the Industrial Revolution that the popularity of this simple yet amazing recipe came to the fore front.
The beef steaks turn enticingly tasty when paired up with the oysters and the buttery and lemony sauce. It is a classic dish and should be tried and tasted by any steak and oysters lover.
Servings Per Recipe: 4-6
Preparation Time Required:15-20 minutes
Cooking Time Required: 30-40 minutes
2 lbs. + 1/2 lb. of beef steak (cube or rump steak)
6 large oysters
1/2 cup of boiling water
3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoon of softened unsalted butter
A handful of fresh chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of salt
Method of Preparation
1. Start by cleaning the steaks. Take a large bowl and dump the steaks in it. Place the bowl below your sink tap and then run the water. Rinse the steaks by rubbing them individually with your hands and then shake off the excess water. Tilt the bowl to drain away the water that has collected in it and then set it aside on your counter. Next, take the oysters and rinse them, until they are rid of dirt.
2. Next, take a skillet and place it on the stove. Light up the flame and maintain it on medium high. Wait until the skillet heats up. In the meantime, tap-dry the rinsed steaks and oysters with the help of paper towels and then keep them aside. Once the skillet heats up and starts smoking, dump the steaks one by one in it. You may broil the steaks in two batches, if you find difficulty in accomodating them all at once.
3. Broil the steaks for 6 minutes on each side or until they turn a bit tender and you can no longer see any dark pinkish spots in it. While that is happening, take a saucepan and place it on the adjacent hob. Maintain the flame on medium low below the saucepan. Once the saucepan heats up a little, drain the oysters and tip them into the saucepan. Cook the oysters until the juices run clear.
4. Once you are ready with the steaks, transfer them over to a baking pan. Once you are ready with the oysters, spread them over the steaks and then take another saucepan. Place the saucepan on medium low heat and tip the butter into it. Melt the butter while stirring it constantly, to avoid burning it. Once the butter melts completely, turn off the flame and set aside the saucepan.
5. Now pour the melted butter into a medium sized bowl and add the lemon juice and salt to it. Stir the mixture vigorously to combine the added ingredients and then slowly add the boiling water while stirring constantly to make the sauce thinner. Once ready, pour the sauce over the steaks and oysters. Now pop the baking pan into a 375 degrees Fahrenheit preheated oven to bake for 15-17 minutes.
Once ready, remove the baking pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool. Pour the entire content into a serving bowl and garnish with fresh chopped parsley leaves before serving.