No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Churrasco Steak with Chimmichuri
- 2 LBs Sirloin cut into 2” chunks
- 1 Recipe Churrasco-style Dry Rub
- 1 Recipe Chimichurri
- Grilled Bread and Tomato Slices
Step One Place the steak in a plastic bag and add ¼ – ½ cup of the dry rub. Close the bag and massage to coat the meat. Leave in the fridge 1 hour or up to overnight. Remove the steak from the fridge for ½ hour before grilling.
Step Two Preheat your grill (or grill pan on high, and cook over medium high heat until desired doneness. (For medium rare, cook for about 4 minutes per side). Serve on top of grilled crusty bread and a tomato slice – garnished with Chimichurri.
Churrasco-style Dry Rub
2 Tsp Each Salt and Pepper
2 TB Garlic Powder
2 TB Smoked Paprika
2 Tsp Ground Cumin
4 TB Dark Brown Sugar
Mix all the spices and brown sugar a small bowl.
1 Cup Parsley, (Packed)
½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ Cup Cilantro, (Packed)
1/3 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
¾ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
½ Tsp Cumin
½ Tsp Salt
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend well. Set aside for at least 2 hours before serving.
No. 2 : Kitchen Smidgen
Chimichurri is a green sauce which is also used as a marinade for grilled meats. It is originally from Argentina and Uruguay. Just like curry in India, each family has its own unique blend of ingredients. Chimichurri reflects influences from Argentina’s and Uruguay’s many cultures including Spanish and Italian.
No. 3 : Get Creative
Churrasco is a Portuguese and Spanish word for beef or grilled meats. A different cut of meat is the distinction for countries from Europe to Latin American to Africa that serve Churrasco. In Argentina and Brazil, this BBQ was traditionally served on the ranch each night for dinner, with a twice a year special event that invited the local community. Try hosting your own Churrasco inspired BBQ!
No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week
World Market Around $19..00
Malbec, historically from France, has made a delicious home in Argentina. Deep purple Catena offers not only a rich black cherry aroma and taste, but it is a fantastic value for such a flavorful BBQ partner.