Hi Kamado People
I did my second reverse sear with a 2.5-inch-thick sirloin and the result was great. Applied a good rub/spice and brought internal up to 40C slowly about 40minutes this took and rested, followed by a quick high temp sear, now the taste is superb, and I reckon can’t be beat by the normal grilling method. However, I feel the steak needs to be more tender, comparing tenderness to normal thickness and grill, reverse searing the steak is not as tender as a standard 1inch steak would be grilled over hot coal and grill.
I will appreciate any tips, tricks or advise on improving tenderness?
This is one of my favourite salads that really delivers far more voomph than the list of ingredients would suggest.
I bought a sous vide machine about a year ago and have only used it twice, always thinking that I would love to do some eye fillets (inspired by @AntinOz, and figured that this was as good a time as any to pull the box out from the bottom of the cupboard. After biting into that beef which was as soft as butter, the Anova is going to be stored in a more accessible spot going forward.
Easy Thai Beef Salad Ingredients
2 x 250g eye fillet steaks or similar
Oil for cooking steak
150g of mixed lettuce leaves
1 telegraph cucumber
1 carrot sliced into thin strips
½ to 1 red capsicum sliced into thin strips
1 red onion sliced thinly (I omitted due to raw onion allergy)
Salt and pepper
1 bunch coriander leaves, picked
1 bunch mint leaves, torn if large
Toasted sesame seeds
Salad Dressing Ingredients
1 teaspoon peanut oil (I subbed with grapeseed oil because it’s a no flavour oil that I had in the cupboard)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
2 teaspoons fish sauce
I started off with seasoning my beautiful steaks with salt and pepper and then vacuum sealing them. I left them on the counter to come to room temp whilst I got the water up to 54 degrees C / 130 F.
They were in the water bath for two hours and when I removed them, I patted them dry using paper towels, which ensures a crust can form.
I heated up the Kamado to 220 degrees C / 430F with the coals banked to the left and the grate in the lower position. I then put a cast iron fry pan on there to heat up with the lid down.
Whilst I was doing all this, I prepared my veggies and dressing.
Once the pan was hot, I put in a tablespoon or so of oil, swirled it around and cooked the steaks, about 30 seconds on each side.
The steaks then camped out in a foil tent for about 10 mins.
Holy moly! Slicing through those buttery steaks was a revelation!!
So juicy ... and all evenly dispersed within the meat!!
To assemble the salad, I just layered the lettuce, herbs, topped with the veggies, placed the slices of steak on top, drizzled on the dressing and sprinkled with the sesame seeds.
I made extra salad and doubled the dressing, which hubby and I took to work for lunch today causing lunchbox envy in the workplace. LOL.
Not sure if the entry counts given the steaks were only finished on the Kamado but I’m cool with it either way because it’s an easy and tasty recipe that I hope you try.
My sister gifted our mom and me a steak dinner for our birthdays this month. Meaning she bought the steaks and I cooked them. I used a mix of seasoning salts, Lawry's, garlic salt, and something else my dad had in the cabinet to season them. I wish I could have really let the seasoning salts do their job for awhile, but basically just let them come up to room temperature since they were purchased today and we were eating them tonight. I low and slowed them on my Akorn for about an hour @250ish using my BBQube and Bluetooth temp monitor to get them to about 115-120 internal. I then transferred them to some cast iron skillets with melted butter in them I had heated to 450-500 on my dad's gas burner and seared them for 1 minute per side. Overall fantastic results. I wanted a good medium/medium-rare for mine and I think I got it dead on. Money shots provided.
I have a Santa Maria grill on the way. I’ve watched a few video recipes but find them lacking the detail I require for my first few cooks. Where can I find a primer to provide an introduction to Santa Maria grilling? I’m interested in–
Do I grill over flame or glowing coals?
What should the grate temperature be for searing? (A function of fire size and grate elevation.)
What should the grate temperature be for grilling?
Anything additional that a novice should know.
For me, a non-intuitive cook, ideal instructions would be something like, “To sear your steak, raise or lower the grate until it registers XXX°. After searing, adjust the grate until it registers YYY° for continued grilling.”