Grilled Top Sirloin Steaks with Corn Salsa

September 2nd, 2009 by katie

Top sirloin was on sale last week!  I love a good steak.  This is a great steak, and the corn salsa is a wonderful summer side.  This recipe makes more corn salsa than you may eat but it works great leftover in a salad with any left over steak, ala this salad.

Steak with Roasted Corn Salsa

prep 15 min, cook 20 min, adapted from Gourmet, September 2000
  • 3 cups fresh corn (about 3 ears)
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 to 2 fresh jalapeño chiles, finely diced (including seeds)
  • 1 (2-pound) trimmed boneless sirloin steak, about 1 1/2 inches thick
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Prepare grill for cooking.
  2. Make the corn salsa by heating a dry large cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until hot, then pan-roast corn, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Cook white part of scallions in butter with garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until scallions are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in corn, tomatoes, and jalapeños.
  4. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and sprinkle on both sides of steak.
  5. Grill, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into thickest part of meat registers 130°F, 18 to 20 minutes total for medium-rare.
  6. Transfer steak to a grooved cutting board and let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
  7. While steak is standing, reheat corn mixture over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro and scallion greens.
  8. Spoon corn on top of sliced steak and pour over any accumulated juices.
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8 Responses

  1. Debs

    Liking the sound of this dish very much. Love your blog title, I wish I’d thought of that; would have been very fitting LOL

  2. noble pig

    Beautiful, I love that salsa on top!

  3. sweetbird

    I’m loving these corn recipes. I’m going to be so bummed when sweet corn season peters out.

    Also, tone down your picture taking awesomeness. You’re making the rest of us look bad.

    I must confess mrChaos knows how to wield a camera. The ones that take your breath away are all him. -Katie

  4. Kristen

    I haven’t had a good steak in ages. That looks delicious and yeah… that pic is pretty cool as well. I love the boards it is sitting on!

  5. Chris De La Rosa

    Tested the corn salsa with dinner tonight and must say thanks. I had to cut back on the cumin since it’s not that friendly to me and my heartburn. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy cooking.

  6. Tim Harris

    That looks great!

  7. Michael

    Ok, my mouth is salivating and I have to stop looking at that picture. I’m thinking a nice beer with this out on the deck, and you have yourself a perfect meal.

  8. Deborah

    That corn salsa looks amazing on the steak!!

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