Think of the last time you had a decent plate of sirloin steak. The texture, the aroma and the savory taste as you bite down on the meat – well you get the picture, we all love a good plate of steak. With New Year’s just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to learn or refine your cooking skills for the perfect pan-seared sirloin steak.
For those wanting to cook steak for their New Year’s celebration, pay attention to the tips we’ll be sharing in this article to cook the perfect sirloin steak.
Choosing the right sirloin cut
Before we start, it’s a good idea to get to know the cut of meat that you’ll be using for this recipe. The sirloin cut is one of the most common and popular types of steak and is usually distinguished by the top and bottom sirloin. It is characterized by a savory beefy flavor that comes from the high-fat content.
Top sirloin is the ideal cut and favored by many due to its flavor and tenderness, whereas bottom sirloin is the tougher cut and also a more budget-friendly option.
How to cook sirloin steak
Sirloin steak can be cooked in a few different ways. This includes pan-frying/searing, grill, broil or even baking in the oven. However, we’ll be focusing on the most popular way to cook, and arguably the most-tasty-looking method – which is the pan-seared sirloin.
The first step you want to do is to remove excess moisture from the steak so you can properly season it with oil. You can do this by dry patting the steak with paper towels. After the steak has been pat-dried, rub the surface area of the steak on both sides with oil, followed by a dash of coarse salt and ground black pepper.
Prepare the skillet on high heat and add olive oil, then add the sirloin steak you prepared above. Sear the steak on all sides, including the sides for no longer than 1 minute. After the initial searing, continue to flip the steak every minute until you get the desired doneness.
Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the meat. In general, a 2-centimeter-thick steak will take about 6 minutes to cook to medium-rare, and up to 8 to 10 minutes for a medium to medium-well done steak. And that’s it! Turn the stove off and leave the steak to rest covered for about 5 minutes to let the juices retreat back into the meat.
Now that you’ve got everything done, it’s time to serve the steak to your guests! Sirloin steak is classically served with a side of freshly steamed broccoli, boiled corn or potatoes. Make sure to prepare them beforehand, so you’ll have them ready by the time the steak has finished cooking.
What did you think of our recipe? Are you ready to cook your own pan-seared sirloin steak this New Year’s Eve?
Cook your own by ordering the Sirloin Steak right here in Puri Pangan Utama. We’ve also got an assortment of condiments to compliment your steak!