The sirloin is one of the most flavorful and savory cuts of beef. It originates from the animal’s rump area. It has low-fat content, so it’s classified as lean, and it is, therefore, a healthy choice. This cut is also very affordable compared to the other cuts. You can make a premium sirloin steak with this easy recipe.
Prepare your side dishes
For this dish, it is important to prioritize the side dishes. He most common side servings include sautéed potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, and any green vegetable. The most common vegetable used is asparagus. The process of sautéing involves cooking the side dishes over low heat with minimal fat. Place the chopped potatoes, mushrooms, and asparagus stalks in a pan and toss them quickly until they’re done.
Prepare your steak
Make sure that your sirloin cut is resting at room temperature. Pat dry your steak with some paper towels. You must remove any excess juices so that the searing process won’t be unnecessarily interrupted.
Take some salt and pepper to season your steak. Sprinkle a light layer on all sides and press it into the meat.
Cook your steak
Make sure that you have a ventilation system. The cooking process will create some smoke, and you need to make sure you’re not accidentally inhaling it.
You need a cast iron pan for this process. Set the stove on high heat to make the pan extremely hot. Add some oil, enough to cover the surface of the pan. The oil you should use can be anything, but it is recommended to use “healthier” options like vegetable oil or rapeseed oil.
As you put the steak into the pan, you will hear a sizzling sound. Sear the steak on all sides. The duration is however long you want it to be. The longer you cook it, the more done the meat will be.
On the last minute, add some melted butter and minced garlic into the pan. These two simple ingredients will give your steak a unique and amazing flavor.
Serve your sirloin steak
As tempting as it gets, you cannot immediately eat your steak. Aside from the obvious reason that it’s hot, you have to allow the meat to rest. This will allow the juices to be redistributed throughout the steak. This will make your steak flavorful, moist, and tender.
Serve your steak with the prepared side dish. You can also pair it with a nice glass of red wine. Happy dining!