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Pineapple Steak Bowl , Terra's Kitchen
The Big Island Steak Bowl
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 lime
  • 10 ounces skirt steak
  • 20 ounces pineapple spears
  • 2.25 ounces sliced scallions
  • 5 ounces jasmine rice
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • sea salt and black pepper as needed
  1. Preheat oven to broil
  2. In a small bowl combine half the soy sauce, half the brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Rub mixture over steak and set aside until needed.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside
  4. Zest half the lime and cut in half.
  5. In a small saucepan over high heat , bring 1/1/4 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to boil. Stir in rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit, covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and gently stir in sesame oil, lime zest, juice from half of a lime and all but 1 tablespoon of the scallions.
  6. While cooking rice, place pineapple spears in a single layer on the foil-lined baking sheet and brush tops with 1 teaspoon oil. Lightly sprinkle spears with salt. Broil until charred in places (about 15 minutes)
  7. Remove pineapple from oven and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar and red pepper flakes to taste.
  8. Rub a grill pan (or grill outdoors) with 1 teaspoon cooking oil and place over high heat. When the grill pan starts to smoke, add steaks and cook to medium rare (or your preference), turning once. Cook each side 3-4 minutes or as needed to desired temperature. Remove to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice steaks against the grain.
To Serve
  1. Divide rice between two bowls. Top with sliced steak and pineapple spears. Squeeze remaining lime over ingredients and garnish with scallions and crushed red pepper if you'd like a little more heat.