We started harvesting new crop lemons last week for the packinghouse and the lemons on my backyard tree, while still green, have plenty of free juice ... and over the Summer, my webmaster and I decided a little cleanup of our website was necessary ... noticed on my recipe page I didn't have any lemon based recipes for a beef category ... and Labor Day is upon us and my Weber is beckoning ...
2 Lb Sirloin steak, 2 to 2 1/2 inches thick
1 t Fresh lemon zest
1/2 C Fresh lemon juice
1/3 C Olive oil
2 T Finely sliced green onions
4 t Sugar
1 1/2 t Salt
1 t Worcestershire sauce
1 t Prepared yellow mustard
1/8 t Finely ground fresh black pepper
Trim steak of any excess fat and then score the fat on the edges of the steak ... put the meat in a marinator or shallow glass baking dish ... in a medium sized bowl, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, sliced green onions, sugar, salt, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and black pepper and stir well to combine all the ingredients ... pour the mixture over the steak ... cover ... let stand 4 to 8 hours in the refrigerator, turning steak several times ... remove steak from the marinade 1 hour prior to grilling, reserving the marinade ... pat excess moisture from the steak with a paper towel ... grill steak over medium-hot to hot coals to medium-rare doneness ... remove steak to serving platter and loosely tent with aluminum foil for 5 minutes ... heat reserved marinade just to boiling ... carve steak across the grain into quarter-inch slices ... spoon hot marinade over the slices ... serve immediately ...
Makes approximately 6 servings
Serving suggestion - sliced multi-colored tomatoes (red, yellow, orange, etc.) with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese drizzled with olive oil, rice pilaf, zucchini cut lengthwise in half, drizzled with olive oil, and grilled at the same time as the steak, and lots of crusty bread for sopping ... for the wine, I'd choose a big fruit-forward zinfandel or a nice peppery syrah - either would work great !
Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day ! Hope it includes good friends and family, lots of good food, and, of course, too much wine !
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Bill Spencer (Arizona Wine Lover)
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