Wednesday, June 04, 2008
My first steak
--Savory Sirloin Steak
Savory Sirloin Steak
Char-Broil Grill Lovers Cookbook Copyright 1985
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs. minced onion
2 tbs. lemon juice
2 tbs. oil
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. instant minced garlic
1 (3 lb) sirloin steak
2 tbs. steak sauce
2 tbs. butter, melted
1 tbs. chopped parsley
1 tsp. Worcestershire
Combine first 6 ingredients. Pour into a heavy plastic bag and add steak. Marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Remove steaks from marinade about 1 hour before grilling. Drain. Place on grill over hot fire. Grill about 8 to 12 minutes on each side, or to desired degree of doneness. Combine remaining ingredients and spoon over steak before serving. Slice steak in thin diagonal slices.
Sirloin was my introduction to steak, I believe. It's one of the cheaper cuts you can get away with broiling or grilling. We never saw NY Strip on the table when I was growing up, being a middle-class family of six. Sirloin steak was a special treat, usually a Sunday dinner. I thought this steak was as good as any NY Strip I've made at home. Nostalgia maybe?
I don't think my mom ever marinated her steak but it added a nice touch. We never had steak sauce growing up either (we were condiment deprived) but I really liked the steak sauce mellowed out with the butter here. Ketchup would still be good (that was how I ate it growing up).
This really hit the spot. I bought the steak on a buy one get one free sale so I have another one in the freezer. Something to look forward to.
I may not have anything to blog about tomorrow. Just bad planning on my part this week.
Blast From The Past: Marinated Flank Steak from May 2007. I've used that marinade several times and it's great but this one has a more traditional flavor.
Question of the Day: Did you eat steak very often for dinner when you were growing up?