Charred steak with chimichurri sauce

Charred steak with chimichurri sauce

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Steak Argentinian style with a slightly sharp herby sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal404
  • fat30g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.46g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg sirloin steaks

    Sirloin steak

    Sur-loyn stayk

    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • ½ tsp cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • ½ tsp coriander
  • pinch cayenne pepper

For the sauce

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • bunch parsley, roughly chopped

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 75ml olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Method

  1. Make the sauce by mixing together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Then set aside until ready to eat.

  2. Pat the steaks dry with kitchen paper. Mix together the olive oil, spices and a little salt, then rub or brush over both sides of meat. Heat a griddle pan or barbecue until hot and smoking. Cook the steaks for 3 mins each side for rare, 4 for medium and 5 for well done. Then remove to a board and leave to rest for a couple of mins. Slice the steaks on the diagonal into thin pieces and serve with the chimichurri sauce to spoon over.

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Comments (12)

bridgey's picture
5

We love this dish and have it at least once a month. The sauce is to die for.
We serve ours with homemade chunky chips and a big salad. I make extra sauce and keep it in a jar for a few days as it's nice as a dip too!

jenniemarsh's picture

Just double the sauce if lack of sauce is a problem ??

scalywitch's picture
5

A winner in my house, a really lovely way to liven up steak. we just have it as it is with good bread and buttered green beans, leaves lots of room for cheese then!!!

itybity's picture
4

made this for my man he found it to be really nice, tastey but not very filling and could use a side order of something to comlpiment the sauce as well as make it more satisfying :)

bridgey's picture
5

Love love love this! Such a great sauce to have with any meat. Fab way to have steak & it makes a lovely change from the usual. served with baby potatoes a big green salad. yummy.

apolloxxl's picture
5

pretty easy and tasty actually.
the herbs are nice.
get some sauce though, otherwise pretty dry.

wendyr0239's picture
5

Really simple to do, tastes great and makes a change from having pepper or bernaise sauce with steak. I used fresh herbs as stated in the recipe but was generous with the white wine vinegar to make sure there was a decent "twang". I served this with home made chunky chips and a big bowl of salad.

kat1179's picture
5

Fabulous recipe, everyone enjoyed!!!

kathrynhoughton's picture
5

My husband and I loved this steak dish. It's a refreshing combination and full of vitamin C!

edwa453's picture
5

Loved this, great way to serve steak. I couldn't get hold of fresh thyme so used a little dried thyme. Really tasty!

daisydiamond's picture

Do you need coriander or can other herbs be substituted?

lisaj1981's picture
5

We love this dish. Perfect for a special occasion

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