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Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Lime-Ginger Slaw

Lime and ginger are two great ingredients that can stand up to the bold flavors of this heavily seasoned sirloin steak. I like to combine them in a vinaigrette-style sauce that is drizzled over a crispy cabbage and pepper slaw which adds texture and brightness to the dish.

Sirloin is a very popular mid-range steak with a pretty good mix of tenderness and fat. It can be heated through, usually 2 to 3 hours, or if you prefer a more tender steak it can be cooked for up to 10 hours. There is a wide range of tenderness for sirloin so you will need to determine the best time for steaks from your butcher.

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Sirloin steak lime ginger slaw

Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Lime-Ginger Slaw

  • Published: April 14, 2015
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 3 Hours
  • Cooks: 131°F (55°C) for 2 to 3 hours or up to 10
  • Serves: 4 to 8

Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Lime-Ginger Slaw Ingredients

For the Sirloin Steak

2 pounds sirloin steak (900g)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
Salt and pepper

For the Lime-Ginger Sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced ginger
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Salt and pepper

For the Cabbage Slaw

2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
2 cups thinly sliced bok choy or Chinese cabbage
1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks
12 snow peas, cut into strips

To Assemble

Tomatoes, sliced
Sesame seeds
Basil leaves, chopped

Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Lime-Ginger Slaw Instructions

For the Sirloin Steak

At least 2 to 3 hours before serving

Preheat a water bath to 131°F (55°C).

Combine all the spices in a bowl. Salt and pepper the steak then coat with the spices. Place the steak in a sous vide bag then seal. Cook the steak for 2 to 3 hours, or up to 10 hours for a more tender steak.

For the Lime-Ginger Sauce

At least 10 minutes before serving

Whisk together the vinegar, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, and ginger in a small bowl. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil and sesame oil. If you have an immersion blender you can add all the ingredients to a bowl and blend them together. Salt and pepper to taste.

For the Cabbage Slaw

At least 10 minutes before serving

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss well. The undressed slaw can be stored in the refrigerator for several hours.

To Assemble

Remove the cooked steak from the sous vide bag and pat dry. Lightly salt the outside of the steak then quickly sear it until the meat is just browned.

Place a few tomato slices on a plate. Add the steak and top with the cabbage slaw. Drizzle the lime-ginger sauce over top. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and basil leaves then serve.

Modernist Notes

Adding xanthan gum and lecithin to the lime-ginger sauce will prevent it from breaking down over time. The sauce will also coat the slaw much better. I usually blend in 0.6% lecithin and 0.5% xanthan gum for a thickened sauce.

Sirloin steak slaw

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Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Lime-Ginger Slaw

PT3H Ingredients: 2 pounds sirloin steak (900g) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons minced ginger 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil Salt and pepper 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage 2 cups thinly sliced bok choy or Chinese cabbage 1 orange bell pepper thinly sliced 2 medium carrots cut into matchsticks 12 snow peas cut into strips To Assemble Tomatoes sliced Sesame seeds Basil leaves chopped