I bought some Sirloin Filets the other day. I was looking forward to doing something with them. One of my favorite steaks is the "Marinated Sirloin" from "California Dreaming," which is a chain steakhouse in my neck of the woods. I'm not sure if these are popular in other areas of the United States, but we have at least 3 California Dreamings that I'm aware of in South Carolina. Anyways, they have this Sirloin that is marinated for 48 hours in fruit juices, garlic and spices... It's not as sweet as you'd imagine...it's just really flavorful. I decided to take my sirloins out of the freezer last night and throw together an improvised marinade, consisting of Sprite, Fresh Lemonade, a splash of Dark Soy Sauce, Fresh Garlic, Black Peppercorns and a "Triple Medley Blend" of Diced Celery, Onions and Peppers. I had these sirloins marinading for approximately 24 hours before throwing them on the BGE.
After I took them out of the marinade, I gave them a quick dash of Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper.
Onto the grill they went....
Served up with some Sweet Potato Fries, Pickled Okra, and some buttered up Homemade Rolls that my wonderful and beautiful Momma gave me last week. I have the rolls in the freezer and they warmed back up perfectly in the oven with the fries.
The two things you are looking for in a good sirloin marinade is ACID and SALT... I didn't add too much Soy Sauce to this marinade, since I had them in there for 24 hours.... just a spash... I didn't want them to be overly salty, but I also wanted some salt in there so that the steaks didn't lose their natural juices to the Acid from the Sprite and Lemonade. And the extra flavors in there gave the steaks a killer flavor!!! The Acid also seemed to really help with the tenderization of these Sirloins. Definitely the best Sirloins I've ever grilled.
I was actually cooking for myself tonight. My wife decided to go out with her girls for dinner. And I invited SCBBQLVR over for a steak, but he declined... he said that his wife would beat him senseless if he came home with a full belly. What a pansy! Anyways, I enjoyed it by myself....even if there was no one here to enjoy it with me.