Charred steak with chimichurri sauce

Charred steak with chimichurri sauce

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins


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


  • 1kg sirloin steaks
    Sirloin steak

    Sirloin steak

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

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • ½ tsp cumin



    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



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

  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 75ml olive oil
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  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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23rd Jun, 2018
Absolutely great, the rub on the steaks plus the herby sauce is a total winner. So easy and delicious with some chunky chips and a green salad.
24th Mar, 2017
Wow. Outstanding! Used red wine vinegar as didn't have white. Rump was on offer. 1 steak between 2, served on a bed of spinach with a baked sweet potato and the chimichurri drizzled over both. I think I might have my favourite Friday night treat ever! In fact it might even be a new salad dressing!
6th Nov, 2015
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!
14th Mar, 2013
Just double the sauce if lack of sauce is a problem ??
17th Feb, 2012
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!!!
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2nd Dec, 2011
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 :)
22nd Jun, 2011
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.
14th Feb, 2011
pretty easy and tasty actually. the herbs are nice. get some sauce though, otherwise pretty dry.
31st Jan, 2011
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.
8th Aug, 2010
Fabulous recipe, everyone enjoyed!!!


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