your choice of steak (I used a thick-cut T-bone in the video recipe)
Crying Tiger Butter:
250g (8.8 oz) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 tbsp chilli powder (or to taste)
1 tbsp tamarind paste
3 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 small red shallot, finely sliced
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (cilantro)
Place the ingredients for the crying tiger butter into the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth. Alternatively, mix by hand with a fork.
Transfer the butter to a sheet of baking paper. Fold the baking paper over the butter and roll to form a cylinder. Twist the ends. Place in the freezer until firm.
Preheat the oven to 100°C/200°F.
Generously season the steak with salt.
Heat a frying pan over high heat. When it’s hot, drizzle with oil and then add the steak. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning often or until a good crust forms but the steak still feels soft when pressed (you should aim to take it off while it’s rare).
If your frying pan is oven-proof, transfer it into the oven to continue gently cooking for another 3-4 minutes or until almost cooked to your liking. Or transfer the steak to a baking tray and place that into the oven.
In the meantime, take the firm butter out of the freezer and slice 2 generous rounds. Place onto the steak and allow it to melt in the oven.
Remove from the oven. Rest for a couple of minutes, then serve.