Buffalo Recipes

Peppered Buffalo Steak with Roasted Corn Salsa

image :  Peppered Buffalo Steak with Roasted Corn Salsa


  • Roasted Corn Salsa

  • 2 corn cobs (or 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, quartered, seeded and chopped
  • Peppered Buffalo Steaks

  • 4 buffalo steaks (such as New York) (about 1 lb/500g)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground fresh pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced salt


If buffalo is unavailable, use beef tenderloin or rib eye steaks instead. If corn on the cob is unavailable, use frozen corn and cook it in a grill pan or frying pan.

To make the roasted corn salsa, preheat a barbecue or grill pan to medium-high and then grease. Remove and discard the husks and silk from the corn. Brush with a little oil and place on the preheated grill. Cook, turning occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until cooked and a little charred. Remove from heat and let stand for about 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Stand one corn-cob on its end in a medium, shallow dish and run a knife down the length of the cob to remove the kernels. Repeat with the remaining cob. Whisk the juice, cilantro, sugar, jalapeno, cumin and a pinch of salt and pepper in a medium bowl until combined. Add the corn and tomatoes and stir until combined.

To make the peppered buffalo steaks, brush both sides of each steak with a little oil. Press the pepper and garlic into the steaks and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Preheat a barbecue or grill pan to medium-high and then grease. Cook the steaks on the preheated grill for about 3 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of the steaks or until cooked to your liking (buffalo is a lean meat, so it is best cooked to rare or medium-rare). Remove the steaks from the heat and
cover with foil to keep warm for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve the steaks with the salsa.

Serves 4