Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Best way to cook top sirloin steaks?

I don't have a grill =( so what's a good way to cook them? I'm looking for medium-med well doneness and good flavor.

Also, how long will it take 2 steaks to thaw on the countertop? I plan on cooking today for dinner, so is it safe to thaw this way?

Thanks!Best way to cook top sirloin steaks?
i leave them out for a few hours all the time to defrost and i'm fine.

if you don't have a grill, use a lightly oiled cast iron skillet.

all you do is marinade the steaks in a ziploc bag for an hour or so (after the steaks are defrosted) in some olive oil, crushed garlic, a tablespoon of vinegar, black pepper, and some salt.

after that, heat your oiled skillet until it's HOT and put the steaks in to sear on both sides. then lower the heat and let the steaks cook until cooked to your liking. add in some onions and mushrooms, cook until soft. set it on a plate, wait 10 minutes before cutting the steak.
Hi, I am a food service worker and have certifications in food safety. A word of advice, never, never just let a steak thaw on the counter!! Put it in the fridge to thaw!! Bacteria will grow and could possibly give you food poisoning...

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Best way to cook top sirloin steaks?
When you do not have a grill, then broiling them is the next best way to cook them. Broil them 4 inches from the heat for 7 minutes. Turn steaks and broil 7-8 minutes longer or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145掳; medium, 160掳; well-done, 170掳). Here is a good seasoning to put on them prior to broiling. Just combine them in a bowl and rub over both sides of steak before broiling.

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

You could also add some fresh sliced mushroom after turning if you want to. Oh, and make sure you use your broiling pan. I line the bottom part with foil for an easier clean up.

As for thawing, you have plenty of time. Put in a ziplock bag, then in your sink with cold water. If they thaw before you're ready to cook, put them back in the fridge, but make sure to bring them to room temperature before cooking. Don't forget to let them "rest" (sit under a tent of foil for a few minutes) before slicing into them. This allows the juices to re-distribute back into the meat, leaving you a nice juicy steak!
A couple different ways. If you have a cast iron skillet sear them on the stove top and then put them in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes, or even if you don't have a cast iron skillet just use a regular skillet. Brown them just a bit on both sides and then put them in a pan in the oven. Thawing them in cold water actually works faster, should take a couple hours!Best way to cook top sirloin steaks?
*top sirloin steak with bell pepper and onion saute

2 1 1/2-pound top sirloin steaks (or one 2- to 3-pound steak), 1 inch thick

6 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 large onion, sliced

1 large red bell pepper, sliced

1 large green bell pepper, sliced

1 cup unsalted beef broth or low-salt chicken broth

Crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese

Minced fresh Italian parsley

PreparationPlace steaks in glass baking dish. Mix 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar and half of garlic in small bowl. Pour over steaks; turn to coat. Marinate 30 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate 3 hours.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers and remaining garlic and saut茅 8 minutes. Add broth, increase heat and boil until vegetables are tender and liquid thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 3 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)

Prepare barbeque (high heat) or preheat broiler. Remove steaks from marinade. Sprinkle with salt and generous amount of pepper. Grill steaks until cooked as desired, about 5 minutes per side for rare. Transfer steaks to platter and let stand 5 minutes. Bring vegetables to simmer. Slice steaks; arrange on platter. Top with vegetables and skillet juices. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.

*Pan-Seared Top Sirloin Steaks

4 top sirloin steaks (5 oz size)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

Season the steaks with salt, pepper and cajun seasoning, then drizzle with olive oil.

Place a saute pan large enough to accommodate all the steaks over medium-high heat.

Add the steaks and lower the heat to medium. Cook until well-browned on one side, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Turn the steaks over and cook 3 to 4 minutes more, or to desired doneness.

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*Pan-fried Sirloin Steaks with Succotash and Barbecued Corn Sauce鈥?/a>

*Pan-fried sirloin steak with shallots, celeriac puree, wild mushrooms and madeira cream sauce鈥?/a>



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