Steak with Miso-Lime Butter
sauteed bok choy with garlic
This miso-lime butter makes a luscious steak sauce. Fire up that grill and enjoy this simple weeknight meal.
Smarts: We're doubling our rice here so that we have enough for Wednesday's fried rice.
- Steak, flank, skirt or hangar - 1 1/4 lb
- Green onions - 1 stalk, chopped finely
- Butter - 3 Tbsp
- Miso, any type - 1 Tbsp
- Lime juice - 1 tsp
- Rice, brown or white (uncooked - enough for 2 meals) - 1 2/3 cups
- Garlic - 3 cloves, sliced
- Baby bok choy - 3/4 lb, chopped (sub regular bok choy or zucchini)
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 to 3 tsp
- Steak - Season with salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
- Rice - This makes enough for Wednesday's dinner. For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead).
- Garlic / Green onions - Slice. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Bok choy - Halve bok choy lengthwise and then rinse thoroughly in cold water in case any dirt got trapped in the stems. Drain and then chop. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Make miso-lime butter - Soften butter in microwave for ~10 seconds. Mash in miso, lime juice, and green onions. If you like spice, add in a few drops of your favorite hot sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- If making steak on grill: Preheat grill to 500F / 260C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Place steak over direct heat. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Move steak to indirect heat and cook until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).
- If making steak on stovetop / oven: Heat grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with cooking oil. Place steak onto hot pan. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes for medium-rare; another 4 to 7 minutes for medium; 8 to 10 minutes for well-done.
- While steak cooks, heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then chopped bok choy to the pan. Saute for ~3 minutes and then add sliced garlic. Saute for another 3 to 5 minutes, until bok choy is tender but still crunchy. Finish with soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper and some lime juice if desired.
- After steak is done, rest for ~5 minutes, keeping covered with foil, before slicing against the grain. Enjoy steak and bok choy over rice (remember to save half the rice for Wednesday's fried rice), spreading miso-lime butter over steak.
Forgot to buy butter from the store, ended up improvising by drizzling a lime juice/miso slurry on the steak as I seared the first side, still turned out deliciously!0 Helpful
The miso lime butter was the perfect touch to take this recipe from good to great!0 Helpful
Good, but didn't like it as much as I thought I would.0 Helpful
Made some New York steak with miso lime butter and it was phenomenal! Made different sides for ourselves but loved every bit of the butter!!0 Helpful
Miso lime butter was way too strong and salty, though it may have been from using miso soup powder instead of miso paste. Bok choy was good; it cooks down a lot so I would double next time for more greens.0 Helpful
Great! Loved the miso lime butter. I cut everything up for leftovers and ate it like a steak bowl, which was even better! Could have used WAY more bok choy, though.0 Helpful