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from Captain Eric "Disco" Dominijanni, 2D Assault Amphibian Battalion, MCB Camp Lejeune. Also seen on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. You can use a different pepper and remove the seeds if you want less heat. Prep time does not include 4-6 hours for marinading.
- 1 (12 ounce) can cola
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup garlic teriyaki sauce
- 1 habanero pepper, finely chopped with seeds
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground gingerroot
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3⁄4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 (8 ounce) New York strip steaks, about 8 ounces each and 3/4 inch thick
- extra virgin olive oil
- In a medium bowl mix the marinade ingredients. Place the steaks in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press out the air, seal the bag, and turn several times to coat the meat. Place the bag in a bowl and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
- Let the steaks stand at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before grilling. Remove the steaks from the bag and reserve the marinade. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and boil for about 10 seconds. Set aside about half of the marinade for basting the steaks. For the remaining marinade in the saucepan, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until it has reduced to the consistency of a dipping sauce, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
- Pat the steaks dry with paper towels. Lightly coat the steaks with oil.
- With the lid closed, grill the steaks over direct high heat (500ºF to 550ºF) until cooked to desired doneness, 5 to 7 minutes for medium-rare, turning once and basting with a little of the boiled marinade. (If flare-ups occur, move the steaks temporarily over indirect high heat.) Remove from the grill and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm with the dipping sauce on the side.
This was excellent! I grow habaneros in my garden and wanted to make a good marinade that I could toss one into, and this was perfect. Not all that much work goes into preparing the marinade, and the rewards are still fantastic.
My husband found this recipe in the Military Officer magazine and wanted me to make it. I made it exactly as directed and we love it. I can't understand the poor review someone wrote. I guess people have different tastes. Definitely tangy and slightly hot. Oh, I guess I changed one thing. I didn't use the seeds. We have since made it 3 times. The smell of the marinade is intoxicating.
This was ok. I was really excited to try after seeing it on Throwdown. It is a lot of work for an ok steak. I probably will not make again.