Onion Marinated Sirloin with Spicy Spring Salsa
Onion Marinated Sirloin with Spicy Spring Salsa
Get this quick and easy onion marinated sirloin recipe from Fresh with Anna Olson.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Grilling
  • Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time 47 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups roughly chopped Onion
  • 3 cloves chopped Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2.27 kilograms top Sirloin Steak, about 2 inches thick
  • Coarse Salt
  • Spicy Spring Salsa
  • 2 cups diced fresh Strawberries
  • ½ cup chopped Green Onion
  • Pinch Sugar
  • Pinch Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Tarragon
  • ½ teaspoon Chilli Flakes
Method
  1. In a food processor, pulse onion, garlic vinegar, mustard and pepper until smooth. Drizzle in oil while processor is running, and pour marinade into a shallow dish
  2. Place sirloin into dish and turn to coat with marinade. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove all but a thin layer of marinade over beef and season with salt
  4. Place on grill and cover. Grill on one side, rotating once, about 12 minutes, then turn and grill on the other side about the same time for medium-rare (use a temperature probe and grill to an internal temperature of 135°F)
  5. Let sirloin rest for 5 minutes before slicing
  6. Any reserve marinade can be simmered for 5 minutes, then served on the side as a "relish" beside the spring salsa (or toss into boiled potatoes)
  7. Toss strawberries and green onion with sugar and salt and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain off any liquid that comes out into a small pot. Add balsamic and simmer until a glaze consistency
  8. Add glaze to strawberries and stir in tarragon and Chilli flakes. Taste for seasoning and chill until ready to serve
  9. Stylist Notes
  10. Cook time will depend on the thickness of the sirloin cut
  11. Salsa is very pretty - nice to add freshnees and colour to what is typically a masculine dish
  12. Plating thoughts? Cutting board? (ho hum)
  13. Other Notes
  14. I've been using this onion marinating technique for years (used often at large banquets - one for 2500 ppl once)
  15. The salsa is unexpected - delicate and pretty and while balsamic and pepper accentuate plain fresh strawberries, in the salsa, they add intensity that go with the beef
  16. This should be a fun wine-matching dish. Wine tasting should be a part of discussion throughout episode - the event is where wineries release their latest wine, not yet tasted by the public

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