Sunday, August 1, 2010


We've been on vacation for a week and haven't had much meat. And when I say meat, I mean beef. So tonight we decided to grill a top sirloin from our local organic butcher. The steak looked nearly perfect at just a little under 1.5 pounds and nearly 2 inches thick.

There were a couple options for grilling: simple salt and pepper, a nice rub (we have a great one we make with coffee), or something with garlic and herbs. I went with the latter and pressed three cloves of garlic and mixed in some kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, finely chopped rosemary, and a dash of olive oil to bring it all together. I rubbed the mixture on both sides of the sirloin and let it sit at room temperature for about half an hour (essential for a good steak) while the grill heated.

I grilled the steak for 7 minutes on each side and then let it rest, loosely covered with foil, while I grilled zucchini.

Big J sliced the sirloin, which had a lovely char if I do say so. It was perfectly medium rare. We had it with the zucchini, baked potato with a great cheese topping (a mixture of unsalted butter, grated cheddar, salt, pepper, and Arrowleaf Farms garlic powder).

A nice "welcome home" dinner carnivore style!

1 comment:

Wild Cayuse Creek said...

mmm steak rub. I love it so much.