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Cajun Steak with Apricot Orange Glaze Recipe

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Cajun Steak with Apricot Orange Glaze Recipe

Introduction:

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Cajun Steak with Apricot Orange Glaze is a flavor-packed dish that combines the bold spices of Cajun seasoning with the sweet and tangy goodness of apricot and orange glaze. This recipe is a delightful fusion of Southern and tropical flavors, creating a mouthwatering steak experience. Let’s dive into the details of this delectable dish.

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Ingredients:

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For the Cajun Steak:

  • 4 boneless ribeye or New York strip steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Apricot Orange Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (for extra kick)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the apricot preserves, orange juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, soy sauce, honey, and Cajun seasoning. Stir well and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes, or until the glaze has thickened. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Set the glaze aside.
  2. Prepare the Steaks: Pat the steaks dry with paper towels and season them generously with Cajun seasoning, salt, and black pepper on both sides. Allow them to sit at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  3. Heat the Grill or Skillet: Preheat your grill or a heavy skillet over high heat. Brush the grates or skillet with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Grill or Pan-Sear: Place the seasoned steaks on the hot grill or skillet. For medium-rare, grill for approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Adjust the cooking time to your preferred level of doneness.
  5. Glaze the Steaks: During the last 1-2 minutes of cooking, brush the steaks generously with the prepared apricot orange glaze on both sides. Allow the glaze to caramelize and create a flavorful crust.
  6. Rest and Serve: Remove the steaks from the grill or skillet and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and ensures a juicy steak. Serve with extra glaze on the side.

Conclusion:

Cajun Steak with Apricot Orange Glaze is a delightful combination of spicy Cajun flavors and sweet, tangy glaze that takes your steak to a whole new level. This recipe is perfect for a special dinner or a backyard barbecue, and it’s sure to impress your taste buds with its bold and vibrant taste. Enjoy this unique steak experience!

Source: carlsbadcravings.com

Cajun Steak with Apricot Orange Glaze Recipe

Cajun Steak with Apricot Orange Glaze Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Cajun Steak with Apricot Orange Glaze is a flavor-packed dish that combines the bold spices of Cajun seasoning with the sweet and tangy goodness of apricot and orange glaze. This recipe is a delightful fusion of Southern and tropical flavors, creating a mouthwatering steak experience.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs. tri-tip roast(s) (also known as triangle steak or bottom sirloin cut)*

Marinade:

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice Mix (in directions)

Cajun Spice Mix:

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 TBS EACH paprika, smoked paprika, brown sugar, onion pwdr, chili pwdr
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tsp EACH cayenne pepper, salt
  • 1 tsp EACH dried basil, dried thyme, pepper

Apricot Orange Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon reserved Cajun Spices (in directions)

Instructions

  • Spice Rub/Marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk together the Cajun Spice Mix. Add 2 tablespoons to a freezer size plastic bag along with all of the Marinade ingredients. Whisk together. Pierce steak all over with a fork and add to marinade. Massage marinade into steak and seal bag. Marinate 8-24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Store remaining Reserved Cajun Spice Rub in a sealed container/bag.

  • When ready to grill, remove 1 teaspoon Reserved Cajun Spice Rub and add it to a small saucepan for your Apricot Orange Glaze. Whisk all remaining Cajun Spice Rub with 3 tablespoons olive oil and rub all over steak while it comes to room temperature – 30-60 minutes. (There will seem like a lot of rub which is a good thing)

  • Grill: Grease and preheat grill to 400 degrees F. Sear roast for 3-5 minutes per side, cover, and turn heat down to 350 degrees F. Grill for 15 minutes, flip, cover, and cook an additional 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of your steak cut and how well done you want your steak. Watch closely that your temperature stays around 350 degrees F.

  • Check for doneness with a meat thermometer inserted right in the middle of the steak. Thermometer should read: 135 degrees F for medium rare, 145 degrees F for medium. The outside of the roast will get quite dark with a charred crust which is exactly what you want with this cut of steak.

  • Remove steak from grill, loosely tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes before slicing THINLY across the grain. Serve with Apricot Orange Glaze (recipe follows).

  • Apricot Orange Glaze: While the steak is grilling, whisk together all of the Apricot Orange Glaze ingredients in small sauce pan with reserved 1 teaspoon Cajun Spice Mix. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until reduced and thickened.

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