Japanese Style Garlic Steak

Japanese Style Garlic Steak is a delectable dish prepared on a cast iron skillet with a flavorful garlic butter sauce that rivals the taste of restaurant-quality steak. It’s a perfect steak every time, and you’ll love the savory balance of salty and sweet in the Japanese-style garlic steak sauce. This recipe is a must-try for steak enthusiasts seeking an authentic Japanese steakhouse experience at home.

Japanese style garlic steak cut into slices served on a cast iron plate with garlic and green beans, top down shot.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Steak – New York strip, ribeye steak or filet mignon, 1-1.5 inches thick.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Worcestershire Sauce Worcestershire Sauce packed in a bottle. Found in grocery stores.
  • White Wine – dry white wine.
  • Sweetener –  use your preferred sweetener.
  • Garlic– freshly grated garlic.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 

🥩 Steak Ingredient Note

Feel free to choose from New York steak, ribeye, or filet mignon for this Japanese steak recipe, depending on your preference. Each cut brings its unique qualities to the dish. If using thicker steaks, note that baking times will be longer than indicated.

Japanese style garlic New York steak fillet served on a cast iron plate being cut into with a knife and chopstick.

Directions

Step 1 Begin by preheating your oven to 425°F.

Oven being preheated.

Step 2 Pat dry the steak with a paper towel and season both sides with salt and black pepper.

Seasoned steak.

🥩 Seasoning Pro Tip

For even seasoning, try sprinkling from a higher above. Allow the steak to rest for 20-30 minutes after seasoning. This time will enable the steak to absorb the seasoning and reach an even temperature, ensuring a perfectly cooked steak.

Step 3 In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, white wine, sweetener, grated garlic and butter.

Japanese garlic steak sauce in a bowl.

Step 4 Preheat oil in a cast iron pan, then sear the steak over high heat for 1-2 minutes on each side.

Steak being seared in a cast iron pan.

🍳 Searing Pro Tip

For the best results, do not move the stakes when searing.

Step 5 Turn off the heat, pour the sauce mixture over the steak, and transfer the pan to the oven.

Steak being seared in a cast iron pan with garlic butter sauce on top in oven.

Step 6 Bake the steak for 3-7 minutes, adjusting according to your preferred level of doneness using the chart below. Then, transfer the steak to a serving plate and drizzle with extra sauce before serving.

Japanese style garlic steak served on a plate.

⏲️ Steak Cooking Times

Steak will keep cooking once removed from the oven, so it’s best practice to remove steaks 5F before listed target temperature.

Rare – 125F / 1-1.5 Minutes
Medium-rare – 135F / 1.5-2.5 Minutes
Medium – 145F / 2.5-3.5 Minutes
Medium-well – 155F / 3.5-4.5 Minutes
Well-done – 165F / 4.5-6 Minutes

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

After baking, allow the steaks to rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in juicier and more flavorful meat.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container in the fridge, where they can be safely stored for 7-10 days. When reheating, simply use the microwave for a quick and convenient way to enjoy the delicious flavors once again.

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Sliced Japanese style garlic New York steak fillet being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Watch How To Make It

Japanese style garlic steak cut into slices served on a cast iron plate with garlic and green beans, top down shot.

Japanese Style Garlic Steak

Japanese Style Garlic Steak made on a cast iron with savory garlic butter sauce that tastes and looks like it came from a restaurant. A perfect steak every time!
3.82 from 83 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese garlic steak sauce, Japanese style steak
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
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Calories: 1134kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
    Oven being preheated.
  • Pat dry New York Steak with a paper towel and sprinkle salt and black pepper both sides.
    Oven being preheated.
  • In a small bowl, mix together grated garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, white wine, and sweetener. Add butter on top of the sauce, no need to stir or melt.
    Japanese garlic steak sauce in a bowl.
  • Preheat cooking oil in a cast iron pan, then place the steak inside and sear each side for 1-2 minutes. Note: Avoid moving or lifting up the steak while searing.
    Steak being seared in a cast iron pan.
  • After searing both sides, turn off the heat, pour sauce mixture over the steak and transfer the entire pan into the oven.
    Steak being seared in a cast iron pan.
  • Cook steak in the oven for approx 3-7 minutes depending on preference and thickness of the steak. Note - keep in mind the steak will continue to cook after you remove it from the oven, so I usually pull it out 5F before target temp.
    Steak being seared in a cast iron pan.
  • Transfer steak pieces onto a plate, pour leftover juices from cast iron pan on top of the steak and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 1134kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 2701mg | Potassium: 1084mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 7mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. What did you serve this with?

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