Classic Chimichurri Steak with a Twist !

Chimichurri is an easy and fairly healthy sauce to go with your grilled meats and definitely a delicious option especially in summer. This is our take on this delicious sauce, we’ve changed a few things from the original recipe so we hope you like it!

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Ingredients you’ll need ( Serves 2):

  • 2 Steaks ( We used sirloin because  it has the best flavour!)
  • 1 lemon
  • Bunch of Flat Parsley
  • 3-4 decent garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbs red onion
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 2 chilles ( adds flavour and colour)
  • 5 mushrooms
  • 6 small potatoes
  • Butter
  • Cream

* One hour before you start cooking have the steaks rested out on a plate at room temperature, salt generously 30 minutes before frying.

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Sauce Time

Now lets get it on with the chimichurri sauce , chop up the parsley bunch, chillies, red onion and garlic as finely as possible – you can always cheat and use a blender… why not add some tarragon for extra flavour, if you have some !

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Spicing things up

Have the 3/4 cup of olive oil already in a mixing bowl so you can add the finely chopped up ingredients, lemon juice, dried oregano and STIR !

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Sauce is looking Good!

The sauce should all combine well together and set aside to chill in the fridge while you take care of the rest.

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Frying up the Steak!

Heat up your frying pan and melt some butter as these sirloin steaks had some lovely fat left on, we crisped that up for more of an enjoyable steak.  We cooked our steaks to medium so thats about 2mins on each side, make sure before flipping that the first side is sealed.  Set aside the steaks and let them rest for three minutes before serving (Make sure they stay nice and warm tho) Keep all the juices in the pan for the next step….

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Sauté the Mushrooms

We decided to have some sneaky mushrooms with our meal (mainly to makes us feel healthy haha) so we just washed and sliced them up nicely, sweated them in the flavouring of the steak pan.  Also we made creamy mash potatoes as another side to our steaks (Recipe for that soon, if needed)

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Nearly Done…

Now to the serving fun, as you can see we just did the basic serving but if you can jazz this plating up with a sirloin please send us photos 😉 You can drizzle the sauce on top, like we did, or just around the steak – we recommend on top.

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Plating Time !

And there you have it, our sirloin steak with a chimichurri sauce, sneaky mushrooms and creamy mashed potatoes.

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Complete

You can have lots of fun changing up the recipe a little here are other options we recommend you trying out:

  • marinate the steak of your choice for two hours or overnight in the chimichurri sauce.
  • fry up some lovely sweet potato fries instead of mash potatoes as your side (or salad…)
  • use the sauce with fresh pasta instead,
  • Give it a try without the vinegar … so many possibilities for you!
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Juicy Beef and Vibrant Colourful Sauce

We really hope that you enjoy this recipe and give it a try. As always let us know if you do 🙂 We’ll see you soon for another post.

Love,

N & L

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