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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Steak with chimichurri sauce

My very first post :-)
Love love love steak!
I made this for dinner tonight with a condiment called chimichurri from Argentina. They use it like one might use ketchup.
Awesome stuff!

(Serves 2)
(Prep time 30 min + 6 hrs marinating time)
Chimichurri sauce

Fresh cilantro 1/4 cup
Fresh flat leaf parsley 1/4 cup
Garlic 1 clove
Dried oregano 1 tsp
Red wine vinegar 1 Tbs
Extra virgin olive oil
Combine everything in a blender. Add more olive oil if the sauce seems too thick.

Potato Wedges

Yukon gold potatoes 3 med
Garlic powder 1/4 tsp
Dried thyme 1/4 tsp
Dried rosemary 1/4 tsp
Olive oil 1 Tbs
Pre heat oven to 425 degrees. Spread olive oil on a bake sheet. Cut potatoes (skin on) in wedges. Rub all the seasoning on the potatoes. Drizzle some olive oil on top and bake for about 40 mins or until done. More oil and turn sides once after half time.


Freshly squeezed juice of orange 4-5 Tbs
Orange zest 1 tsp
Lime juice 1/2 lime
Red wine vinegar 1-2 Tbs
Honey 1 1/2 Tbs
Extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup
Garlic (crushed) 3 cloves
Dried chipotle (ground) 1 tsp
I used 2 8oz filet mignons about 1.5" thick.
Combine everything well and marinade for a couple of hours in the fridge.
Before cooking it is essential to bring the steaks to room temperature. Pre heat oven to 450 degrees. Meanwhile in a cast iron griddle pan, melt some butter and canola oil. Make it real hot, sear the filet 2 mins each side. Finish in the oven for about 5 mins for medium rare.
Serve with chimichurri sauce and potato wedges :-)


  1. Anonymous26/6/09 17:48

    wow! that looks good...