seared strips of sirloin with lemon, rosemary and garlic

rosemary, olive oil, maldon salt and lemon

This is such a quick and delicious way to cook a sirloin.  I needed a bit of lunch and a filling for my picnic later.

In the pestle and mortar, mix up a few sprigs of rosemary, a glug of olive oil, Maldon salt, black pepper and some lemon zest and juice.  Mash this up and coat the steak.

Heat a griddle pan – hot.  Quickly cook each side of the sirloin for a bout 2 – 3 minutes per side depending on how thick it is.  Allow it to rest for a few minutes, then cut it into thin slices and put back into the marinade and coat. Add a crushed clove of garlic (I don’t add this earlier as I don’t want the garlic to burn in the first cooking stage).

very quickly grilled sirloin

strips of seared sirloin getting another basting

Turn the griddle pan back on and very quickly toss the saucy strips around – about a minute.  Remove and put back into the bowl with the last little bit of sauce.  Squeeze over some more lemon juice and then eat immediately.

I ate this with a simple salad of red onions, very ripe tomatoes, green pepper and crumbled feta  mixed with a bit of oregano and red wine vinegar.  All of this stuffed into a whole wheat pita. So yumalicious.

tender strips of sirloin - ready to fill a pita, a wrap or a sandwich

4 Responses to seared strips of sirloin with lemon, rosemary and garlic

  1. karien buter April 25, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    Good morning. We cook so many of your recipes here in glasgow and love them all.
    Made this last night and all i can say is it was superb.

  2. Sam April 25, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Wow Karien, so lovely to get this message, I often wonder if anyone ever sees the oldest posts on my website (with not such good photography back in the day) 🙂 – I’m so glad you enjoy, this is what I love to hear and why I love to do all this.
    Best
    Sam

  3. Kim December 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    Love love love your recipes Sam. Had a rumb lurking, I needed some inspiration and ‘whalah’ fabulous dinner was served. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Sam December 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Hi Kim, so lovely to get a comment from such an old post. I love cooking steak like this, teh Italian way. Soo delicious.

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