Sunday, September 30, 2012

Grilled Top Sirloin Filet with Mushroom Salsa

A little over a week ago, a recipe for mushroom salsa inundated the food blogs I read.  It was here.  It was there.  It was everywhere I looked.  I had to try it.

I had just bought four top sirloin filets and I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.  Top sirloin filet are one of the "extra lean" cuts off beef with less than 5 grams of fat.  They resemble beef tenderloin but they are a little less tender, more flavorful, and about half the price.  I cook them the same way I do filet mignon.



Grilled Top Sirloin Filet with Mushroom Salsa

Ingredients
  • 4 Top Sirloin Filet
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup mushroom salsa
For the Sauce Marsala
  • 1 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp flour
  • pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Place steaks at room temperature.
  2. Mix together the butter and flour, then chill.
  3. Heat wine, pepper, and stock in a saute pan over medium heat until it reduces volume by half (about 10 minutes).  
  4. Once reduced, slowly whisk in the cream.  Add the flour butter mix in small amounts (1/2 tsp) while whisking frequently.  Simmer until thickened.  Taste for seasoning and add salt IF needed.  It took right at 20 minutes from start to finish for the sauce.  Keep warm.
  5. Preheat a charcoal grill to 500f.  Make sure your grates are clean and lightly oiled.
  6. Season filet with salt and pepper just immediately before putting them on the grill.  
  7. Grill the filet to 125f for medium rare, about 4 minutes per side.  Rotate the steaks a quarter turn on each side to get nice grill marks.
  8. Allow filet to rest 5 minutes after taking them off the grill.  
  9. Serve steak on a bed of the mushroom salsa and top with the sauce marsala.  I used a ring mold to shape the salsa.
The idea of a mushroom salsa seemed weird but it totally worked with this steak.  The sauce marsala had a sweetness to it that was balanced out by the black pepper.  The fingerling potatoes were just seasoned with salt, pepper, and oregano and roasted.  Alexis loved it all.  
My baby bellas were HUGE.  More like teenaged bellas.

The netting helps them hold their shape.  I cook the filet with the netting on and cut it off afterward.

Grilling away on the Craycort grates.


Like beef tenderloin, top sirloin filet are best served rare to medium rare.

I hope you all are having a fun weekend.  Give your loved ones a hug!

24 comments:

  1. I think of all the ways I've seen and used the mushroom salsa, pairing it with beef makes the most sense. Those filets are awesome!

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  2. About once a month I get a hankering for a nice steak. I actually hanker more often, but can't afford something really good too often. I'll keep my eyes open for these.

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  3. This whole meal looks fantastic, Chris. My husband has been telling all his friends about that crazy salsa. I suspect I'll be making it again very soon. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  4. I've never seen a sirloin filet, but you turned them into a gourmet dish for sure.

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  5. Mushroom salsa? AMAZING! Love this!

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  6. I hope I can find top sirloin like that. Maybe I've just not been looking. It would be wonderful to have a less expensive option. And yes, that darn salsa was EV-er-y-where. Wish I had tried mine with steak. Thanks for the link Chris.

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  7. Larry - check out Food City when you're in town. Ours has these in the packaged meat case every day.

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  8. teenage bellas...ha ha ha. I love seeing the mushroom salsa on this dish- I think it would be amazing with steak and that will be my next go at it. Plus, that steak!! Amazing. That meal would make me a happy "girl". =)

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  9. Another perfect steak!! And I love this mushroom salsa.. too bad I have a mushroom hater in the house. I'll have to live vicariously through your blog!!

    p.s... happy birthday!!

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  10. I completely missed the mushroom salsa craze; that's what happens when you get so car behind and aren't keepin' up with the blogging buddies, I guess. The marsala sauce, though, is what I hear calling me. Gonna have to keep dreaming of that one, of course! But it certainly sounds luxurious ....

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  11. Mushroom Salsa? Sirloin Filets? I love it when you talk dirty to us! Gotta admit, never heard of either, but if I can find the filets I'll make them for the game tonight...they would make the mister so happy that he wouldn't have any need for an alcohol enema!!!! WTH!?!?

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  12. Wow... this is one gourmet meal! It looks mouth watering good and fancy schmancy too.

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  13. wow, what a gorgeous plate! i've been really tempted with that mushroom salsa too!

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  14. This looks delicious! Mushroom Salsa, where have you been all of my life?



    Kim in MD

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  15. Wow those filets look awesome! Mushroom Salsa - I am totally going to borrow that.

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  16. What an amazing looking plate of food, Chris. Mrs. G loves mushrooms, so I just might have to make up a batch of that salsa for her this weekend.

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  17. It seems like this mushroom salsa was really stalking you...I'm glad you showed it by making and eating it!

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  18. I love your photography, not sure if I have ever told you. This is such a great meal!

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  19. I love mushrooms and beef combo!It looks so good, Chris!

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  20. Those are indeed a mighty pretty tower of power. I usually ban the tenderloin filet at my house. I know people like it, but I am always disappointed. This might be the answer. If I served these most people would not know the difference. They'd just wonder how I got filet mignon to taste so meaty! GREG

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  21. Hey Chris, don't know if I've updated you on my new blog. Click on the Avatar and find Puddles, Slim, and me.

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  22. Chris- love the idea of a mushroom salsa. Mushrooms and steak go so well together and this is such a creative way to use them! Awesome!

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  23. Oh holy heck that photo is pure amazingness! I never knew sirloin filets looked like that! I much prefer filet mignons but man you make sirloin look tasty. Your teenage bellas are cute too :) Everything about this is beautiful. Steak, mushroom salsa, and marsala sauce?! Can you come to my house and whip this up for me? :)

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  24. Such a wonderful presentation, makes my mouth water!

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