Caribbean Jerk Steak
with roasted zucchini and coconut rice
Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Spice Level: Mild
Cook Within: 6 days
Contains: Tree Nuts (Coconuts), Soy
So it's only December and you already have the winter blues? Use your taste buds to jet away to a warmer locale: the Caribbean. Tender steaks are cooked in tangy jerk sauce and paired with roasted zucchini. Served atop fluffy coconut rice, this meal will whisk you away to a place where the only cold you have to worry about is the ice cubes in your drink.
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 1 Zucchini
- ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
- 2 Green Onions
- 2 Flat Iron Steaks
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You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 Medium Pot
- 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle, keeping white and green portions separate. Trim zucchini ends, halve lengthwise, and cut on an angle into 1/4" slices. Rinse steaks, pat dry, and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Cook the Rice
Bring a medium pot with rice, coconut milk, 3/4 cup water, white portions of green onions, and 1/2 tsp. salt to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 18-22 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes, fluff grains with a fork, and keep warm. Some coconut fat may be left near surface of rice; stir gently to reincorporate for creamy rice. While rice cooks, roast zucchini.
Roast the Zucchini
Place zucchini on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil, and season with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Toss to coat and spread into a single layer. Bake until very tender and slightly browned, 16-18 minutes. While zucchini cooks, sear steaks.
Start the Steak
Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tsp. olive oil and steaks to hot pan. Cook until well-browned and steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-5 minutes per side.
Finish the Steak
Add jerk sauce and 2 Tbsp. water to pan and flip steaks a couple times to coat with sauce, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Incorporating a little water into sauce prevents it from reducing too quickly and burning. Remove steaks and sauce from pan and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
Plate the Dish
Place serving of rice and zucchini on a plate and garnish with green portions of green onions. Serve steak next to vegetables. Spoon jerk sauce over steak.
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