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I can hardly believe I am asking this but here goes: What can I do with half a rare strip sirloin steak?

laredo Dec 1, 2012 01:34 PM

It wasn't good enough to enjoy as a charcoaled steak and too rare to share with my family member.

I'm frustrated by how much it cost, and just for principle's sake, would like to make something out of it.

If someone has an idea, I would appreciate it.

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    laredo Dec 1, 2012 04:13 PM

    These are great ideas!!!

    Thanks so much!

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      travelerjjm Dec 1, 2012 03:43 PM

      I would either:
      Cut it into small pieces and serve it as a fondue. It doesn't have to be cheese, it could be a hearty broth. Serve with bread cubes and chopped veggies. I do this with leftover steak when we have some.
      Cut it into thin strips, marinate lightly in soy+mirin and cook as Korean Barbeque.

      1. JoanN Dec 1, 2012 03:01 PM

        This salad from Jamie Oliver with thin slices of the steak subbing for the carpaccio:


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          rasputina Dec 1, 2012 02:28 PM

          steak sandwich of course.

          1. iluvcookies Dec 1, 2012 02:13 PM

            I'm wondering why it wasn't good enough by itself... was it seasoned? Can you throw it back on the grill or on a hot cast iron pan for a few minutes?

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            1. re: iluvcookies
              laredo Dec 1, 2012 02:29 PM

              I bought thin steaks, thinking that I would pan fry them. HOwever, DH wanted to grill them. I don't think he put on any seasoning at all....sigh....

              1. re: laredo
                iluvcookies Dec 1, 2012 02:47 PM

                I would go with the fajita option mentioned above, adding seasoning to taste.

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              jjjrfoodie Dec 1, 2012 02:12 PM

              With leftover skirt steak, hanger steak or any grilled meat, i slice thin and do carribean fajita.

              Grill onions til soft and brown and cook sweet potatoes til done (either oven bake or microwave). Heat up fajita pan, toss in onions to reheat, add potatoes to crisp and then toss in pineapple chunks to brown. Add jerk sauce at the end and then leftover steak to just warm, not brown or toughen.

              Serve with warmed tortillas and sour cream.

              Add salsa if you like.


              1. Will Owen Dec 1, 2012 02:01 PM

                My totally selfish, self-indulgent response is to slice it across the grain very thin, then toss it in a hot skillet with butter until it's browned a little and hot through, but still showing plenty of pink. Then keep it warm while you fry a couple of eggs in the butter … And if there's too much for one serving of killer steak-and-eggs, your choices are very much expanded, aren't they?

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                  escondido123 Dec 1, 2012 01:54 PM

                  Steak and cheese with browned onions on a grinder roll with mayo and hot pepper relish.

                  1. weezieduzzit Dec 1, 2012 01:48 PM

                    Thai beef salad.

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                      fourunder Dec 1, 2012 01:33 PM

                      1. Sliced Steak Sandwich

                      2. Steak over Salad Greens.

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                        tacosandbeer Dec 1, 2012 01:32 PM

                        Saute up some peppers and onions. Slice the steak super thin, toss in to pan with the p&o just to warm through, wrap up in some nice warm flour tortillas.

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