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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Grilled Sirloin Steak with Pepper and Caper Salsa

Guys, something big happened this week.  SOMETHING BIG.  I, Liz-Tip-Top-Shape, made my first steak.  And I didn't ruin it or burn down my apartment.  I will accept applause at the end of the post.

Growing up, it was always a treat to have steak.  My dad would cook it up on the grill with a bunch of vegetables and his famous grilled tomatoes.  I never touched those tomatoes, but the rest of my family loves them.  I'd eat my half of a steak smothered in A1 sauce and salt.  To this day, I don't really know what's in A1 sauce.  The part of me that can no longer eat jello thanks to learning what's really in it thinks my ignorance is a good thing.

This recipe replaces the ubiquitous A1 sauce with a vinegary pepper and caper salsa.  It's a wonderful compliment to the meat, and I'd even go so far as to say you could eat it on its own.  I know I was picking at it while the steaks cooked.

If you like steaks, you must try this recipe.  If you like peppers, you must try this recipe.  If you like food in general, you must try this recipe.

Basically, try this recipe.

Grilled Sirloin Steak with Pepper and Caper Salsa


4 sirloin steaks
1 jar roasted red peppers, drained
1 jar roasted yellow peppers, drained
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp fresh parsley
1/4 cup capers


Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic, capers and parsley.  Add the peppers and stir to combine.  Set aside.

Heat a grill pan on the stovetop.  Season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.  Grill the steaks 4-6 minutes on each side for medium rare.  Let cool for 5 minutes.  Thinly slice the steak and top with pepper.

Source:  Giada's Weeknight Meals


  1. hey lovely! i saw you over on kellys page and wanted to say I love your blog!

    happy to be your newest bloggy friend/follower/stalker ;)!!

    say hi back sometime?
    :) <3

    1. Haha thank you!!! I'm so happy you like the blog :D

  2. Oh yum!! That looks delicious!

  3. This looks awesome! Way to go grilling the steak!

    1. Haha, thank you!!! I was pretty proud of myself :)