Seared Sirloin With Red Onion Jam and Cucumber-Radish Farro Salad

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Farro is an Italian whole grain with a chewy texture and a delicate, nutty flavor. Because of its hearty texture, farro holds up really well in soups, risottos, and salads—soaking in dressing without becoming soggy.

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Ready in
35 to 45 m
2
Servings
749
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 6 Ounces red radishes
  • 1/6 bunch parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 12 Ounces sirloin
  • 1 Cup farro
  • 1/3 Cup red wine
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar

Directions

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Rinse all produce. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice. Strip thyme leaves, discarding stems. Cut cucumber and radishes into ¼-inchdice. Roughly chop parsley leaves, discarding stems. Halve lemon. Rinse steak and pat dry with paper towels.

When water is boiling, add farro and a generous pinch salt and cook until tender, 13-15 minutes. Drain, transfer to a medium bowl, and set aside.

While farro cooks, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in medium pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add onion and cook until soft, 7-8 minutes. Add red wine and sugar, stir to combine, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until pan is almost dry, 3-4 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water and cook until mostly evaporated, 2 minutes more. Stir in thyme. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Remove pan from heat.

While onion jam cooks, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Season steak all over with salt and pepper. When oil is shimmering, add steak and sear until browned on outside and medium rare, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside to rest for about 5 minutes.

While steak rests, add cucumber, radishes, parsley, juice of 1 lemon, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to bowl with farro and stir to combine. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Slice steak against the grain into ¼-inch slices and divide evenly between 2 plates with farro salad. Top steak with red onion jam and serve.

Onion Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Onion Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
41%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Protein
49g
98%
Carbs
79g
26%
Vitamin A
29µg
3%
Vitamin B12
2µg
31%
Vitamin B6
1mg
66%
Vitamin C
44mg
73%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
101µg
100%
Calcium
136mg
14%
Fiber
13g
53%
Folate (food)
108µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
108µg
27%
Iron
8mg
44%
Magnesium
187mg
47%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
17mg
87%
Phosphorus
725mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
1371mg
39%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
20.1%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
32.3%
Zinc
10mg
64%

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