Seared steak with chimichurri dressing

Seared steak with chimichurri dressing

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins Plus marinating

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

The perfect sunshine food for outdoor eating, and you won't have to spend hours trapped in the kitchen

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
452
protein
34g
carbs
1g
fat
34g
saturates
7g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.22g

Ingredients

  • 300g-400g/11-14oz piece of lean rump or sirloin steak

For the dressing

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

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Method

  1. To make the chimichurri dressing, toast the seeds in a small non-stick pan for 30 seconds or so, until they smell fragrant. Tip into a small bowl and stir in the chopped parsley, chilli, thyme, oil and vinegar. Season well with pepper – you can add salt just before serving.
  2. Put the steak onto a plate and rub over about a quarter of the dressing. Leave the steak marinating at room temp for about 30 mins. If you’re making ahead chill for up to 2 hrs, then bring out of the fridge about 15 mins before you want to cook it.
  3. Heat a barbecue, griddle or heavybased frying pan until really hot. Season the steak and dressing with salt, then cook the steak for 2-3 mins on each side depending on the thickness and how you like you meat cooked. Serve on a board, then slice into thin strips as you eat – spooning over the remaining dressing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2010

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emsmith's picture
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I echo the sentiments of the previous two comments. I was a little apprehensive about the dressing but it was a lovely contrast to the steak and made a refreshing change from the usual creamy or buttery dressings. I served it with the paprika potatoes as recommended. Delicious!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Wasn't too sure about the dressing when I made it but it worked really well. Gave a lovely fresh flavour. I have also used this with tuna steaks and it worked with those too.

susypig's picture
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Nice easy variation on ordinary steak. We loved it! I ground the seeds with a pestle and mortar after toasting. Definitely one to make again.

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