Thursday, November 10, 2016
Sirlion Steak... its like eating downtown!
Whenever I prepare steak at home, I feel as if I am going to be eating downtown. There is something sophisticated about a good steak and at the same time, something very raw as in real or in the spirit of the west - rugged, untamed and yet containing the promise of something rich as in wealthy. Surprisingly, a tender juicy sirloin steak is not as expensive to buy or cook. In fact, I think it is one of the easiest meats to prepare. Believe it or not, you can pick one up for a reasonable price of 6 or 7.99 a pound.
Before cooking, you will want to let the steak sit out (30 min) sprinkled with meat tenderizer, both sides. When ready to cook, you can simply flash fry the steak on high heat in olive oil and fresh dried herbs, searing on both sides; then letting the steak sit in the skillet on low for about 4 min uncovered on low heat and then finally turning off the heat. Depending on your serving preference (rare, medium rare and well done) the 4 minutes can be reduced to 2 or 3. Well done is for the full 4 minutes. Or, you can cook your steak by broiling or grilling; again, cooking until you reach your favorite serving temp: rare, medium rare or well done.
The best sides are blackened asparagus and brown Bavarian mushrooms.