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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Grilled Asian Sirloin Steaks

This recipe was inspired by a reader of mine...Bob L. (who, I hope, is still reading my blog).  He forwarded me a few recipes the he had enjoyed and that I have been meaning to try.  The recipe that inspired this was from Epicurious.comIt looked so tasty and very simple, so I put it on my menu plan.  The day I was going to put it together, though, I took another hard look at the recipe.  Yes, it was simple and that is always good...but I worried a bit about the marinade.  Chris is not a huge fan of fresh ginger, so I didn't really want that to be the star of the dish...and with this recipe, I could see it might be.  So I decided to create my own marinade and I believe it was quite successful.  Plus, this gave me an opportunity to use the fish sauce I had just recently purchased.  The flavors I am using are similar to those I've put together before, but I can't help it...why mess with a good thing, right?

So, thank you very much, Bob, for the creative inspiration!

This marinade gave the steaks a wonderful salty, sweet, and just a tad bit spicy flavor.  The steaks were tender and just melted in your mouth!  I would rank this as one of my top steak marinades so far!  As always, I will put a disclaimer regarding the Sriracha.... Add a little at a time, make sure it's at a spice level you can handle.  If it's not spicy enough for you...add more!  It's just always good practice to taste as you go.  Never serve a dish without tasting it first!! Ok, lesson over :)

Grilled Asian Sirloin Steaks
Printable Recipe 
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon fish sauce (or soy sauce)
2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
2 Tablespoons hoisin
1 Tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 lbs. sirloin steaks (or cut of your choice)

In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the steaks.  In a shallow dish or a resealable bag, place the steaks and pour the marinade over them.  Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour but I would recommend 4-6.

Preheat grill to medium high.  Remove the steaks and place directly on the grill grates; discard the marinade.  Cook the steaks 4-10 minutes per side depending on thickness and desired doneness...rare 130-135 degrees, medium-rare 140 degrees, medium 155 degrees, well done 165 degrees.  Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into them. Enjoy!


Cranberry Morning said...

Oh, that pic!! The juicy, medium steak with fresh fries looks so delicious - and I haven't even had breakfast yet!! It's been a long time since I've had a steak. This one looks so appealing!

Bo said...

I love all the flavors in this.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Mmmm, great marinade. I'll have to try this out. Looks like a good one.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Asian flavors on a steak?? Sign me up! Sounds delectable. Ya know, another Andrea/Chris food hatred thing, I used to hate ginger too. Now I dig it :) Maybe Chris is a long lost cousin or something LOL

Pam said...

This would work for me! It looks delicious and I know ginger made it really good! Thanks for entering my CSN giveaway!

StephenC said...

Well done. I applaud you for adjusting the marinade to your (and Chris') taste.

Angie's Recipes said...

Juicy and tender sirloin! The picture tells all!

Diana's Cocina said...

Now this is my kind of steak!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

This looks SOOOO good Jenn! So many good flavors going on there - hoisin, sweet chili AND sriracha. Get out of town. I'll be trying this one for sure.

Debbie said...

Looks really good Jenn. I love those potatoes on the side. I will have to try this marinade sometime soon. Thanks!

My Little Space said... the meat looks incredibly yummy!
Cheers, kristy

My Little Space said...

OMG, these truffle look so scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing it. Have a nice day.
Cheers, kristy