Sirloin with Watermelon Salad

A watermelon salad is a terrific refreshing accompaniment on a hot day with a juciy seared sirloin placed on top. Enjoy this salad with our Taylor Made Shiraz. 

Sirloin with Watermelon Salad

15mins
3 Serves

A watermelon salad is a terrific refreshing accompaniment on a hot day with a juciy seared sirloin placed on top. Enjoy this salad with our Taylor Made Shiraz. 

Ingredients

  • 2x 300g Sirloin / New Yorker Steaks
  • 1/2 Watermelon
  • Persian Feta
  • Pistachios, shelled
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion, peeled and halved and lengthways then thinly sliced
  • 300ml Water
  • 200ml White Wine Vinegar
  • 100g Sugar
  • 1tsp Salt Flakes
  • 1 star Anise
  • 1tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  1. Taylor Made Shiraz 2017
    Pairs perfectly with
    Shiraz

Method

    Step 1
  1. To pickle the red onions, add water, white wine vinegar, sugar, salt flakes, anise, fennel seeds and cinnamon stick into a saucepan except the onions and bring to boil. Remove from the heat, add the onions and allow to pickle.
  2. Step 2
  3. Toast the pistachios in a hot dry pan until they begin to colour. Remove from the heat transfer to a chopping board and roughly chop.
  4. Step 3
  5. Remove the skin from the watermelon and chop into 3cm cubes or other shapes of a similar size.
  6. Step 4
  7. Remove the steaks from the fridge and bring them up to room temperature. Rub over some olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  8. Step 5
  9. In a hot pan or on the BBQ, cook the steaks for 2 -3 minutes on each side depending on thickness remove from the heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Step 6
  11. Strain the pickled onions, reserving the pickling liquid, and toss through with the watermelon in a large bowl with the pistachios. Crumble over some of the Feta cheese, spoon over a couple of teaspoons of the cooled pickling liquid a drizzle of olive oil and garnish with some freshly chopped parsley.
  12. Step 7
  13. To serve, slice the steak widthways and plate with the Watermelon Salad on large platter and a slightly chilled glass of Taylor Made Shiraz.