Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Grilled Boneless Top Sirloin


The bad news?: A severe headcold and sinusitis and achiness all over hit me like a ton of bricks last night. The good news?: It was a couple hours AFTER our delicious dinner, so I was able to taste every delectable bite! 

Taking advice from Jenn's Food Journey's Surf and Turf recipe, I prepared the boneless top sirloin steak as she did, and while I stirfried the onions, peppers, and green beans, my husband grilled the steaks on our ancient charcoal grill.


I hadn't used our cast iron skillets for quite a while, but after reading Cris Goode's blog post on cast iron skillets, I decided to drag them out again. I think some of our cast iron skillets, family heirlooms, are from the 1920's or possibly even earlier. They're really quite amazing pans! 

So I put a little olive oil and freshly-minced garlic in one of the skillets and stirfried a package of green beans I'd frozen late last summer. It's best to keep the heat pretty low and turn the beans often.


I used another cast iron skillet to saute the onions and peppers. I know better than to put the onions in at the same time as the peppers (they should go in a little later, so everything gets ready at the same time), but I'll blame it on the bug that was surreptitiously invading my body. So the onions were a little more done than I like them, and the peppers a little less done than I like them, but altogether it made a fantastic dinner!

So thanks to the tips from Jenn and Cris, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner...


It was a couple hours later that I knew I was coming down with something and spent the achey evening on the couch watching an old Lord Peter Wimsey movie, Five Red Herrings, starring Ian Carmichael, and slept through parts three and four.

Hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day.


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23 comments:

Pamela said...

I'd like to get sick if I could make a meal that yummy. The steak looks delish and I love peppers. I'd say it was a winner although I wish you felt well enough to bask in its goodness!

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, too bad I missed dinner - it looks delish. Sorry you're not feeling well, hope you get better very soon.

Under Her Wings said...

I'm not much of a meat eater, but that looks delish! I do like a good steak now and then. I hope you're feeling better; sinus headaches are no fun. Will be praying for you.

Jenn said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it Judy! Always like to hear that I can inspire good things to come out of the kitchen :) I love what you did with the green beans and peppers! The whole plate looks wonderful!
Hope you start to feel better soon!!! Take care :)

Denise said...

Looks delicious. Sorry you are not feeling well, saying prayers for you.

Cris said...

So glad you got them out. This Christmas I asked my mom for an already seasoned cast iron skillet since I know she uses them all the time at camp. LOVE it! Now I want more.

She showed me my great grandma's skillet that had lost its handle (can you imagine breaking that kind of handle?!? I told her great grandpa must have had one hard head!)and they replaced it with an old fashioned Coringware handle.

Pam said...

It looks delicious! Steak is great in a cast iron skillet and I must try this. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Rachel said...

I hope you are feeling better! That looks wonderful!! My day was pretty good. My BFF's husband had to come to Dallas for some tests, and he actually took me out for steak last night (she thought it was hilarious that her husband was taking her best friend out on Valentine's Day).

:)
Rach

Lana said...

On behalf of those of us who raise beef, thank you for this delicious post! Think I will mosey on out to the freezer and see if I can find a package marked "sirloin." YUM!

Now help out the chicken farmers, and start eating some chicken soup Missy! It has ancient healing powers only made stronger if your husband makes it for you! ;-)

Hugs!
Lana

Tiffanee said...

What a beautiful and delicious meal!! Glad you were able to enjoy it, but I am sorry to hear you are sick. Sending get well wishes your way!!
Hugs,
Tiffanee

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Mmmmm, love the veggies in a skillet and the meat! I love meat! :)


Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

EmptyNester said...

Glad you got to enjoy your culinary efforts before getting sick, but really sorry that you got sick! I responded to your comment at my blog---I sent my mother the book Eat to Beat Diabetes by Dr. Howard Shapiro. I also sent her a container of Soy Protein because Shapiro said that soy is very instrumental in the prevention of and even reversal of diabetes. Have you heard anything about that?

Caution Flag said...

You are such a talented lady!! If the meal tasted nearly as good as the presentation was, it must have been marvelous.

Hope you kick that bug quickly.

Sunny Sue said...

If I was closer, I would have come right over to steal some of that dinner! Looks great. I can almost smell it cooking...

Hope you are feeling better soon. In the meantime, curl up with some more movies you have been wanting to see and try to enjoy the break that your body might have been needing.

Mama Hen said...

This looks delicious! The sugar cookies look delicious also! I love new recipes, especially for making fun cookies with my daughter. I am sorry about your headcold. I hope you feel better soon. 38 degrees sounds nice. We are at 42 today. Yippee! I think tomorrow will be warmer, perhaps in the 50s. I hope you feel better!

Mama Hen

Candace said...

Judy, I'm soooo sorry you are not feeling well! I pray you get over that quickly. Your meal looks sooo good. I haven't had steak in a long time!

Rachel said...

I keep coming back to look at the food!! Yum!!

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Judy S. said...

Everything sounds great except for the flu-ey conclusion. Hope you're feeling lots better now.

Mama Hen said...

I stopped by to say hi and to say thank you for your kind comments always. Have a great day my friend!

Mama Hen

Linda... said...

Everything looks great. I hope you're feeling better.

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J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Hope you feel better soon. You make everyone else else feel good by looking at this wholesome plate.

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