KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's time for Kansas City Restaurant Week once again. Jen St. Clair with Longhorn Steakhouse visited FOX 4 to highlight some of the items Longhorn will have on their menu as well as share some grilling tips.
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Smoky Bacon Sirloin
From LongHorn Steakhouse’s Steaks That Sizzle menu
- 4, 6-ounce sirloin steaks
- 1 tablespoon Hickory sea salt
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- Evenly season both sides of the steaks with the Hickory sea salt.
- LongHorn uses two types of grills – a char-grill and a flat-top grill.
- The flat-top grill has a similar surface to a sauté pan found in a home kitchen, which can be used to grill indoors.
- If you’d like to get some grill marks on your steak, you can use a grill pan.
- Make sure the pan surface is very hot and add a teaspoon of canola oil.
- Place the steak in the center of the pan and flip the steak consistently every 3-4 minutes to ensure both sides get equal heat.
- Remove steak when desired doneness is achieved. You can use a digital meat thermometer to check the temperature of your steak.*
Smoky Bacon Butter
- 1/4 cup of chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, chilled and diced
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and black pepper mix
- 6 slices of cooked, chopped Applewood bacon
- 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley
- Cook the bacon on medium to low heat in a frying pan until the fat has rendered.
- Add chicken stock and heavy cream to a medium saucepan and simmer. Gradually whisk in the butter, salt and pepper.
- When the sauce thickens, remove from heat and whisk in ¾ of the chopped bacon.
- Top the steaks with a tablespoon of sauce and garnish with the remainder of the chopped bacon and parsley.
Recipe serves four.
*Degrees of Doneness:
- Rare: 95-105 degrees. Cool red center.
- Medium Rare: 115-125 degrees. Warm red center with a hint of pink.
- Medium: 130-140 degrees. Warm pink center.
- Medium Well: 150-160 degrees. Some pink in the center.
- Well: 165-175 degrees. No pink, cooked all the way through.