Saturday, April 7, 2007

Charcoal-Grilled Steak Tips with Garlic, Ginger and Soy Marinade

Tastes like Orange Beef

4 servings

  • 2 pounds sirloin steak tips, trimmed of excess fat
  • Orange wedges for serving
  • Garlic, Ginger and Soy Marinade
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium scallion, sliced thin

1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl.

2. Combine marinade and meat in gallon-size zipper-lock bag; press out as much air as possible and seal bag. Refrigerate 1 hour, flipping bag after 30 minutes to ensure that meat marinates evenly.

3. About halfway through marinating time, ignite about 6 quarts (1 large chimney) charcoal briquettes and burn until covered with thin coating of light gray ash, 20 to 30 minutes. Create two-level fire by spreading single layer of coals over half of grill bottom and arranging remaining coals in layer several briquettes high over other half. Position grill rack over coals, cover grill, and heat rack until hot, about 5 minutes; scrape grill rack clean with wire brush. Grill is ready when thicker layer of coals is medium-hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches above grill rack for 3 to 4 seconds).

4. Remove steak tips from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Grill, uncovered, until well seared and dark brown on first side, about 4 minutes. Using tongs, flip steak and grill until second side is well seared and thickest part of meat is slightly less done than desired, 4 to 5 minutes for medium-rare (about 130 degrees on instant-read thermometer), 6 to 8 minutes for medium (about 135 degrees); if exterior of meat is browned but steak is not yet cooked through, move steak to cooler side of grill and continue to grill to desired doneness.

5. Transfer steaks to cutting board; tent loosely with foil and let rest 5 minutes. Slice steak very thinly on the bias; serve immediately with lime or orange wedges.

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