Three Guys From Miami: Cuban and Spanish Food Recipes

Jorge Castillo:The palomilla steak is the most typical steak served in Cuban restaurants. If you have access to a Cuban butcher, you have it made.

Glenn Lindgren: Otherwise, to make your own palomilla steak, you'll need to get your local butcher to thin slice sirloin steak no more than 1/4 inch thick.

Jorge Castillo:You can also get a thicker slice and pound it out with the smooth side of a meat hammer or rolling pin.

Glenn Lindgren: Place the meat between two pieces of slightly moistened plastic wrap, and pound the meat on a cutting board.

Raúl Musibay: This will prevent the meat from tearing.

Pallomilla Steak - Bistec de Palomilla

Palomilla Steak -- Bistec de Palomilla

By Three Guys From Miami

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

The palomilla steak is the most typical steak served in Cuban restaurants.


3 tablespoons olive oil (for frying)
4 boneless sirloin steaks, thin sliced (approx. 8 ounces each)
1 lime (juice from)
4 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
To taste: Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place the steaks between two sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper and use a meat hammer to make them very thin.

In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over high heat. Just before the oil starts to smoke, drop the steaks in, one or two at a time. You have to be very quick! Heat each side no more than one minute -- less time if you like your meat rare.

Once the steaks are cooked, remove the steaks, remove pan from heat and quickly add lime juice to deglaze the pan. Add four tablespoons of butter and the garlic. Return to low heat and cook long enough to heat through, but do not brown or otherwise overcook the garlic. Pour the sauce on the steaks, season with salt and pepper, and serve with fresh lime sections.

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