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Fire Steak

Posted: November 15, 2013 in Misc

While I'm certainly no cook, I do occasionally come up with a bizarre idea for a food recipie that I think would make a yummy dish.  Usually I'm wrong and trainwreck the dish, but every once in a while I get lucky, like I did recently with my "Fire Steak" marinade.  It goes something like this:

(serves two)

Take two single serving size sirloins, 6-8oz each.  Pound them flat (to around 3/4" thickness) with a meat tenderizing hammer.  Place them into a ziplock bag.

The marinade.

  • 1 Large lemon
  • 1 oz rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper (like from a pepper mill)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (optional)
  • 1oz - 1-1/2 oz Sriracha chili sauce

Juice the lemon into a mixing cup and combine the other ingredients into it.  Whisk it, then pour it into the ziplock bag with the two steaks.  Shake, knead, whatever to get them coated, then place in fridge for around 3 hrs.

Preheat grill to approx 450-500 degrees.

Remove steaks from ziplock bag and dust each side with salt and (I know this sounds weird) table sugar.

Grilling times seem to vary by grill.  I grill on one side for around 6 minutes, then flip and grill opposite side for 4-5 minutes (for medium).  A friend with another grill reported that he went 5min/4min for medium, so you may have to adjust your times to suit your taste.

You can add or remove the cayenne poweder to adjust the heat, but not the Sriracha (the heat of that pretty much cooks off, leaving just the flavor).  The result should be a tender and very tasty steak, and sirloins are pretty lean, so you should be getting away with less than 500 cal per steak.

If you try it, leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it!

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