Steak with Rosemary Garlic Sauce
Steak with Rosemary Garlic Sauce has petite sirloin cut steak with an amazingly flavorful rosemary garlic sauce with a touch of lemon and shallots.
As a child, I hated steak. I thought it was horrible and gross. I wanted nothing to do with it. When I got older, I started trying more foods and different cooking methods and came to love steak. My mother would always cook our steak well done growing up. I mean WELL done. Sorry mom, steak isn’t your department. It was flavorless and hard to chew. For full flavor, keep some pink in your steak. I prefer my steak medium-rare and cook my kids a few minutes longer to be a medium to medium-well.
Let us start by talking about the steak. I buy petite steak a lot. It is affordable and flavorful. However, petite steak can be less tender than other cuts. You can certainly swap out the cut of steak in this recipe for whichever cut you prefer. I know when you have kids to feed, staying affordable is a must and the petite is a great option for those who love steak but don’t always love the price tag.
Grilling the steak really gives the best flavor so that is what we need today. I say “we” because I haven’t grilled anything in a decade. My husband is the grill chef in this household. I’m just the supervisor… which he isn’t too entertained by but marriage is what it is.
Cooking time on the grill is important. Set your grill on a medium heat. I stick to the cooking times Bobby Flay recommends. I’m pretty sure the guy knows what he is doing. Place the steaks on the grill and cook until golden 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the steaks over and continue to grill 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare, 5 to 7 minutes for medium or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well. We cook the steak about 5 minutes each side and let the kids steaks cook another few minutes.
Steak with Rosemary Garlic Sauce has a really great sauce. This sauce was inspired from a steak on the menu from Long Horn Steak House. Long Horn’s has a steak with a rosemary gravy, mushrooms, topped with onion straws that is pretty tasty. This is not a copy cat sauce, the sauce was just my inspiration. Instead of onion straws, I used shallots and lightened it up with some lemon. I did not leave out the amazing rosemary flavor though so if you love that Long Horn steak, this is not the same but much of the flavor profile is there so you are sure to love this too.
We made mashed potatoes on the side today and drizzled the sauce over those too and it was delicious in replace of a thick gravy. Plus, it is so simple to make with just a few ingredients.