Recipes from The Coral Sea Islands: Grilled Island Strip Steak

Recipes from The Coral Sea Islands

Grilled Island Strip Steak

Country: The Coral Sea Islands
Course: Main
Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 4 8-oz strip steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, onion and garlic and saute until translucent.
  2. Add the rum and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by about 2/3rds.
  3. Add the beef stock and return to a boil. Reduce heat and add the molasses, whisking until well-incorporated. Keep simmering, uncovered, until you have about 2 cups of liquid (I actually reduced mine a bit more because I prefer a thicker sauce).
  4. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and grill on both sides until they reach the desired doneness. Place them on warm plates and top with the sauce. Serve at once.