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Char-grilled sirloin steak with garlic butter

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast French recipe for char-grilled sirloin steak with garlic butter.

By Alice Storey & Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
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Char-grilled sirloin steak with garlic butter


  • 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


  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.