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Curry Adobo Rubbed Flank Steak

Raven Higheagle


Flank steak is seen on many Latin tables across the country and all served in their own unique way," Linares says. "I like to make mine a little different and still keep the traditional flavors of Cuba, starting with a Jamaican curry rub accented with ground cumin and Chinese ginger. This really elevates the flavor and gives it a beautiful crust when seared; the palate goes through a beautiful dance of great flavors, like dancing a good salsa.


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Serves 12
15 Min
1 Hr



  • 1 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    chinese ginger
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin

  • 1 medium
    onion, sliced
  • 1
    red pepper, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 c
    beef stock
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    cilantro, minced for garnish

  • 2
    flank steak

How to Make Curry Adobo Rubbed Flank Steak


  1. Lay the flank steak on cutting board. Round side is the top and bottom side is the flat side.
  2. With a meat mallet, pound the meat to tenderize it, but be gentle.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together spices for rub.
    Pre heat oven to 250 degrees.
  4. Rub six-spice rub on the round side of the flank steak, making sure you massage the rub into every corner of the meat.
    Set aside and let steak come to room temperature.
  5. Pre-heat large sauté pan. Once heated, add oil. Wait 10 seconds and place flank steak rub side down, press it to the pan and sear for 3 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, then flip over meat and sear 3 minutes.
  7. Set meat aside. In same pan mix together sofrito ingredients and stir until warm.
  8. Add stock to the pan to de-glaze and simmer for about 1 minute. Add to casserole dish, placing flank steak on top and covering with foil.
  9. Place in pre-heated oven, bake for 50 minutes
  10. Once finished, remove dish from oven, remove meat and place on a rack to rest for 10 minutes.
  11. In a blender, blend the sauce from casserole and the Sofrito to finish sauce. Add to a saucepan, reheat for 3 minutes, and adjust seasoning if needed. Fold in cilantro and plate as you wish.

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About Curry Adobo Rubbed Flank Steak

Course/Dish: Beef, Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cuban

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