Char-grilled sirloin steak with garlic butter


French fries are a classic side for a steak; otherwise keep it simple with a rocket salad or steamed greens.

You'll need

4 sirloin steaks (about 200gm each), at room temperature For brushing: vegetable oil To serve: french fries and wild rocket (both optional)   Garlic butter 200 gm butter, softened 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 golden shallots, finely chopped 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tbsp each finely chopped flat-leaf parsley and tarragon 2 tsp finely chopped thyme

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 220C. For garlic butter, melt 20gm butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add garlic and shallot and stir occasionally until tender and fragrant (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat, stir in mustard and paprika, transfer to a bowl and refrigerate to cool. Beat in remaining butter, season to taste, beat in herbs and set aside.
  • 02
  • Heat a char-grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush steaks with a little oil, season to taste and char-grill, turning occasionally, until well-browned (5-6 minutes). Transfer to a baking tray and roast until cooked to your liking (3-4 minutes for medium-rare), then cover with foil and rest for 5-10 minutes. Dollop with garlic butter and serve with French fries and rocket.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Oct 2013

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