Hi, I’m Elias Inglesias, Executive Chef, Morton’s Steakhouse, and today I’m going to show you how to grill the perfect sirloin steak.
In order to pick the perfect sirloin steak, you want to choose one that’s at least an inch to an inch and a half in thickness. One that has a bright red color and abundant marbling. The marbling is all the specks of fat that run through the steak, and that’s going to give you flavor and tenderness.
Before cooking the steak, you want to make sure to pull it out at least two hours prior, leave it at room temperature. That’ll keep the steak from over-charring once you start cooking it.
So season the steak, you can use a seasoning salt, or just salt and pepper, whatever’s your preference. And make sure that grill is nice and hot, at least five to six hundred degrees. It’s very important to sear in all those flavors with a nice crust. And the other way you’re going to get to do that is making sure that it’s really super hot.
Once you have that steak on the grill, one common mistake is keeping the top open. Keep that top closed. You want all that heat to stay in and around that steak in order to help it cook quicker, and help sear it from all angles.
One thing to remember is, resist the urge of opening up the grill. Don’t flip the steak too many times, either. The one we have in here, that’s at least an inch and a half thick, should take approximately five minutes before it’s even ready to flip. Once you flip it, you’ll see that it has that nice crust, and that’s what’s going to keep those flavors inside.
Once you’ve flipped the steak, it should take another three to four minutes to reach medium rare, and five to six minutes to reach medium. And the easiest way to tell when the steak is cooked, is with a simple hand trick. For a medium rare steak, you want it to feel spongy with a little bit of bounce, kind of like the feeling at the base of your thumb. For a medium steak, you want it to feel more like the center of your palm, with slightly less bounce and a little bit more tense. A medium rare steak should have a warm, red center. And that’s how you grill the perfect sirloin steak. Enjoy.