Chimichurri Beef Recipe | Swaledale Online Butcher Review

There is nothing quite like putting a new twist on an old recipe. Steak is something that a lot of people will have tried, usually with fries and something classic like peppercorn sauce. But trying out a herby homemade chimichurri sauce to have alongside a great piece of steak, makes for a perfect match for a summer dish. It is simple to make but perfect for summer, and gives your steak a different twist than what you might have tasted before.

If you are looking for a great place to get your steak from, then have you considered an online butcher? It gets delivered quickly and efficiently, all packed with reusable gel cool packs, and with a proper butcher, you know you’re getting some great cuts of meat. Swaledale, an online butcher based in Yorkshire, is where we ordered from and we were really pleased. They have a great range of produce; everything from steak to pigs in blankets and bacon.

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is traditionally an Argentinian sauce, and it is all about enjoying a mix of oil, fresh herbs and a sharp vinegar taste. It goes so well with steak and is just that little but more exciting than other sauces that you might have with steak. You can serve it on the side or on top, but either way, it is tasty, but still super simple to make. 

The main ingredients for the chimichurri sauce are:

  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Olive oil
  • Red chilli
  • Red wine vinegar

There are so many things that you can serve with steak, especially with a chimichurri sauce. One of my favourite things to have with steak has to be fries, but we went with sweet potato fries this time. Potatoes in all forms work well with steak, as well as salads and grilled veggies. 

No matter how you like your steak, whether rare or well done, it is important to rest the meat before you serve it. As the sauce is quite quick and easy to make, you could even focus on cooking the steak, leaving it, and then making the sauce; it will only set you back about five minutes at the most. Hopefully, it is a recipe that involves a lot of things that you already have in your kitchen cupboard, so it can be relatively low cost to make it too.

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot, cut into thick slices
  • ¾ cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

Method

  1. Using a food processor, or a large pestle and mortar, pulse or grind together the shallot, parsley, oregano, garlic cloves, red chilli, salt and pepper until they are all combined. You don’t want to make it like a puree, so pulse until there are still some ‘chunks.’, 
  2. In a different bowl, combine the red wine vinegar and olive oil, whisking together. Once mixed well, stir in the parsley mixture and mix it all together until completely combined. 
  3. When your steak is cooked, serve on the side and enjoy!

It would be great to hear what you think and if you give this dish a go. It is a twist on a classic and so delicious and fresh!

*this is a collaborative post, but all words and opinions are my own.

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