Tea-smoked Steak Recipe
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Tea-smoked Steak Notes
This was borne out of experimentation and improvisation. I wanted to make tea-smoked duck but didn't have all the ingredients, so I improvised with what I could find in my pantry. It worked so well I decided to try smoking steak instead. You'll need a heavy pan that can accommodate a steamer rack.
- 4 flat iron steaks (about 6 ounces each)
- seasoned salt or Vulcan's fire salt
- 1/3 cup loose dark tea leaves
- 1/3 cup raw rice
- 3 tablespoons raw sugar
- 1 tablespoon five spice powder
- OR 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
Serves / Yields
Liberally sprinkle salt on both sides of the steaks. In the meantime, line a heavy pan with heavy duty foil. Cover the bottom of the foil with a thin layer of tea leaves, followed by rice, sugar, and spice. Cover and heat until very hot. Pat the steaks dry and place in a steamer rack. Put the steamer rack on the pan. Cover tightly. Heat on high for at least 1/2 hour, depending on desired doneness. Remove and let sit for about 10 minutes before slicing thinly.
It's great as part of an appetizer platter. You can also use it with salads.
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