Jerk Sirloin Steak with Pineapple-Pepper Salad
Prep: 20 minutes plus marinating
Grill: 16 minutes • Serves: 4
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
1 boneless top sirloin or flat iron steak (about 1-1/4 pounds)
1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 small red onion, sliced
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
3/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon finely chopped habanero chili pepper
Cilantro sprigs for garnish (optional)
1.In small bowl, stir 2 tablespoons lime juice, oil and jerk seasoning. Place steak in large zip-top plastic bag; pour lime juice mixture into bag. Seal bag, pressing out excess air; refrigerate at least 4 hours up to overnight.
2.Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In medium bowl, toss bell pepper, onion, pineapple, black pepper, habanero and remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice until combined.
3.Place steak on hot grill rack; cook 8 minutes or until outside is browned, turning once. Reduce heat to medium; cook steak 8 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 140°F for medium-rare. Transfer steak to cutting board; loosely cover with aluminum foil and let stand 5 minutes. (Internal temperature will rise 5 to 10° upon standing.)
4.To serve, thinly slice steak across the grain; serve with Pineapple-Pepper Salad garnished with cilantro, if desired.
Approximate nutritional values per serving:
354 Calories, 21g Fat (6g Saturated), 95mg Cholesterol,
409mg Sodium, 13g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 29g Protein
> Boneless top sirloin is a great choice for lean protein, which has lower fat and calorie content!
> 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper can be substituted for the habanero chili pepper.