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Smoky sirloin steaks with corn and cabbage slaw

This recipe packs a smoky punch - no woodchips required.
Smoky sirloin steaks with corn and cabbage slawWilliam Meppem

This is a riff on North Carolina’s Lexington-style barbecue and its “red slaw” tossed with a ketchup-based dressing. It’s quick yet still packs a smoky punch with no woodchips required.


Corn and cabbage slaw


1.Preheat oven to 220°C and heat a barbecue or a char-grill pan to high. Combine spices, sugar and 2 tsp ground black pepper in a small bowl, rub mixture all over steaks, then drizzle steaks with oil and season with sea salt. Grill steaks, turning once, until well browned (1-2 minutes each side), then transfer to an oven tray and roast until cooked to your liking (3-4 minutes for medium-rare; you can also do this in a closed barbecue). Cover loosely with foil and rest (5 minutes).
2.For corn and cabbage slaw, drizzle corn with oil, season and grill on the barbecue or in the same pan on high, turning occasionally, until tender and slightly charred (10-12 minutes). Cool briefly, then cut kernels from cobs and combine in a bowl with cabbage, herbs and spring onion. Whisk remaining ingredients in a bowl, add to slaw, season, toss to combine and serve with steaks.

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