Steak with chimichurri sauce

Steak with chimichurri sauce

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins - 8 mins


Serves 2
Serve up a juicy grilled sirloin with a piquant South American sauce of parsley, oregano, garlic and chilli - and chips, of course

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal303
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.3g
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  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped



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

  • ½ tsp oregano, fresh or dried



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 shallot, chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2½ tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 x 125g rib-eye or sirloin steaks
    Sirloin steak

    Sirloin steak

    Sur-loyn stayk

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

  • fries and salad, to serve


  1. To make the chimichurri, blitz the parsley, oregano, garlic, shallot and chilli flakes in a food processor or chop very finely by hand. Add 2 tbsp of the olive oil, the lemon juice, vinegar and some seasoning, and pulse to combine everything to a saucy consistency.

  2. Rub the remaining oil and a little seasoning into the steaks. Heat a griddle or frying pan and cook the steaks for 2-3 mins on each side or until done to your liking. Rest for a few mins, then spoon over the sauce and serve with fries and salad.

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23rd May, 2020
Fantastic quick easy sauce definitely recommend as a change. Lovely fresh taste.
20th Feb, 2018
Lovely sauce. Good recipe and easy to follow. I caramelized the steak with butter and a bunch of fresh herbs during cooking. I used the left over chimichurri sauce to make a warm potato salad the next day.
19th Aug, 2015
Amazing, love this sauce with a juicy sirloin and chips. I always add a bit of ghost chilli to give it a bit of an extra kick, can't beat it!
25th Jan, 2015
Utterly fantastic sauce! Had with fillet steak, homemade oven chips and salad for NYE dinner. The sauce is really nice with the steak but also lovely for dipping crispy chips in too.
15th Jun, 2014
This is a really great sauce, spicy, flavoursome and fresh too. it went really well with the steaks, but I'm sure would be good with lamb or fish too. Will definitely be making it again.
14th Sep, 2012
So simple yet so tasty!
7th Jul, 2012
amazing and very easy
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