The other day Kirk and Jeff were talking about how well savory and sweet go together. And as luck would have it, I was prepping a special menu that was just that. I’ve blogged this recipe before, but it is so good and great in the summer, I’m going to repost here. I usually use wild frozen blueberries, they have great flavor. Once again:
Grilled Sirloin with Spicy Blueberry Sauce
- 2 cups frozen blueberries (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup sugar + 1 tbsp
- 2 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 to 1 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on how hot you want it)
- pinch of chili powder
- 1lb Sirloin, cut into 4 pieces
- Fresh ground pepper (opt)
Saucepan and small bowl
Run still frozen blueberries through a food processor until finely chopped. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan on low heat until the blueberries melt and give you enough water to bring to a boil without scorching. Boil for 1 minute or so, stirring constantly until liquid is reduced by half. Let simmer on low, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of dinner.
Broil or grill sirloin until cooked according to your preference, if you can, sear the outside so it’s really crispy on the outside. It works well with lots of ground pepper on the outside as well. Once the sirloin is done, place two tablespoons of blueberry sauce on the plate, place steak on the sauce then top with more sauce. Place remaining sauce in a small bowl and serve with meal. Goes great with garlic mash potatoes and sautéed zucchini.