Different Ways to Cook Sirloin Steak

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Sirloin is a cut of meat taken from near the steer’s hindquarters and is less expensive than most other premium steak cuts. When cooked properly, sirloin is moist and tender, making an extremely tasty lunch or dinner. There are lots of different ways to prepare sirloin steak depending on who you talk to however no matter what method it’s a fairly easy cut of meat to cook. Here are two of our favourite sirloin recipes – so you can take your pick! Before you get started there are a couple of golden rules to remember. Firstly, try to avoid marinades that contain citrus or vinegar as sirloin steak is already very tender. Secondly, try to allow time to take the steaks out of the fridge about half an hour before cooking as this will help the juices to settle. 

Chargrilled Sirloin with Café de Paris Butter

Ingredients to serve 6:

  • 200grams butter (room temperature)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 drained anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon baby capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 pieces sirloin steak
  • Olive oil

Method:

  1. Using an electric beater, beat the butter in a bowl for roughly 3 minutes or until it’s pale and creamy.
  2. Add the garlic, anchovies, mustard and capers and beat until combined.
  3. Stir in the chives and parsley and then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Lay out a piece of foil and place the butter mixture into the centre to form a long log. Roll it up and twist the ends closed before placing in the fridge for an hour.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a barbecue grill on high heat and then season the steaks with salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle olive oil over the steaks and rub it in to cover all surfaces.
  7. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or until they are done to your liking.
  8. Place the steaks onto their serving plates and slice the butter, place a slice on each steak.
  9. Cover with foil and let rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Lemongrass Stir-fry Sirloin

Ingredients to serve 4:

  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 800g beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 brown onion, sliced
  • 1 yellow capsicum, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

Method:

  1. Heat a wok over high heat and add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil. Swirl to coat the wok.
  2. Add half the beef and cook for roughly 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Remove the beef and repeat with the remaining beef and another tablespoon of oil. Once cooked, set beef aside.
  4. Add the remaining oil to the wok and then add the onion, capsicum, garlic, lemongrass and chilli.  Stir-fry until onion is soft, tossing regularly.
  5. Return the beef to the work with any beef juices. Then add the soy sauce and fish sauce before cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Server stir-fry with rice if desired.

So there you have two different ways for cooking sirloin steak! Whether you use these recipes or not, they both outline the simple method for barbecuing or stir-frying beef sirloin. If you’re in the mood to get creative, try changing the other ingredients and just use the basic steps. Then you’ll have your perfect steak dish!

 

** Today’s recipes are courtesy of Taste.com.au

 


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