Monday, May 3, 2010

Martha Mondays: Sirloin Salad with Cilantro

This tender steak has a touch of citrus, some heat from jalapeno and cool fresh cilantro.  What a nice flavour combination.  While this is called a salad, it's more like steak with sauce.  This would be delicious served on top of greens and would make a more complete meal.

I'm happy to be participating in Martha Mondays again and it was my turn to select what we made this week.  Next time I choose our pick, I need to make sure I can actually get the ingredients here in the country - like champagne vinegar.

from Martha Stewart's Whole Living
Serves 4

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup champagne vinegar (I used rice wine vinegar as I couldn't find champagne vinegar)
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (I squeezed the juice from 2 oranges)
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 pound sirloin steak (about 1 1/2 inches thick)
1 small red onion, halved and sliced into wedges
Fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Process 1/2 cup cilantro, vinegar, oil, orange juice and zest, jalapeño, and salt in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Rub half of the marinade over steak, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat grill to medium-high. (If you are using a charcoal grill, coals are ready when you can hold your hand 5 inches above grill for just 3 or 4 seconds.) Grill steak, flipping halfway through, until a meat thermometer registers 125 for medium-rare, about 12 minutes. Meanwhile, grill onion, flipping once, until it begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.  (Our grill wasn't ready for the season yet, so I broiled this in the oven for 6 minutes on each side).

Let steak rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing. Serve with onion and remaining 1/2 cup cilantro and marinade, and garnish with parsley.
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I wish I had this dress :)
from "Barbie Goes to a Party"
Story by Jean Bethell
Pictures by Claudine Nankivel
1964 Mattel, Inc.


  1. Sarah, I wanted to make this but my weekend was just too hectic and I didn't have time. It sounds wonderful though!

  2. Nice job with your photos! Did you like it? I posted mine too, and thought it strange it was called a salad!

  3. The sirlon salad...mmm..that looks just marvellous!

  4. Loved the recipe! Great pick. :) Thank you. Your looks delicious.

  5. I really enjoyed making this Sarah - thank you. We all really liked it, and after seeing how others had done theirs I managed to add more salad to it to make it into our dinner. Thanks for a great pick.

  6. Thanks girls. I'm serving the leftovers tonight over red bib lettuce with radishes. It's fun making a Martha dish altogether and seeing how everyone's turned out :)

  7. Looks delish! Your photos are food art!

  8. hi sarah - looks like we both have lots of things in common, like sensible food for our family and an ad-free blog
    looking forward to hearing your news more often, maria


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