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Shadow Steak Saute
Shadow Steak Saute
This dish grants you a hunters instinct. Consume it to ignore most weather, and steady your aim. Effects last 3 minutes.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
Stack size
Decomposes in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 251 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_Soup_ShadowSteak.PrimalItemConsumable_Soup_ShadowSteak'" 1 0 0
Crafting time
Required stations
Purchase yields
5 pieces
Purchased in
75 × Mixes (Mobile) Mixes (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

Shadow Steak Saute is a dish in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be created in a Cooking Pot Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker Industrial Cooker.


Consume the Shadow Steak to gain +50 hypothermic and hyperthermic insulation, and 80% reduced weapon recoil for 180 seconds (3 minutes). Contrary to the original description in the recipe, it does not provide improved night vision.

This is very useful for exploring Caves, provides resistance to cold environments and reduces weapon recoil, which is good because shotguns are highly effective in caves and benefit from this perk. It also works greatly when using a Longneck Rifle or a Fabricated Sniper Rifle over large distances, as using this dish and crouching will reduce the movement of the scope to nearly 0.

Be sure to include a Waterskin, Water Jar or Canteen with at least 25% water in the Cooking Pot.


For more information, see Spoilage.


  • Instead of Cooked Prime Meat Cooked Prime Meat you can also use the same amount of Cooked Prime Fish Meat Cooked Prime Fish Meat.
  • Despite being made with Cooked Prime Meat, the image shows a raw portion of meat, which looks very different in comparison to cooked prime meat.
  • Prior to 298.3, it used to increase sensitivity to light, allowing you to see in the dark.
** However this is not the case in mobile as there is still a night vision buff.