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Steak with Argentine herb sauce

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 cup packed fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • ¼ tsp dried origanum
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • pepper and coarse salt
  • 4 sirloin or steaks, 1kg (each 2,5cm thick)

Recipe Directions

  1. Prepare grill or braai for direct grilling on medium-high. Fit wire rack into suitable baking tray.
  2. Prepare herb sauce: in a food processor or blender combine parsley, coriander and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped. Add oil, vinegar, origanum, paprika, and ⅛ teaspoon each black pepper and salt. Pulse to blend.
  3. Pat steaks dry. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over steaks. Immediately place on grill or braai; cook for 7 to 8 minutes for medium-rare or until done to your taste, turning over every 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir any meat juices into herb sauce. Slice steak and serve with sauce.
  Each Serving About 1 863kJ, 38g protein, 1g carbohydrate, 31g total fat (10g saturated), 1g fibre, 136mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium.  

Variation: Grilled steak au poivre

Omit herb sauce and salt and pepper for steaks. In a mortar with pestle, crush 2 tablespoons black peppercorns, 1 tablespoon coriander seeds and 1 teaspoon fennel seeds until coarsely ground. Stir in 1 teaspoon coarse salt. Sprinkle mixture all over steaks; pat into meat. Grill or braai as directed at left.   Each Serving About 1 611kJ, 38g protein, 2g carbohydrate, 24g total fat (9g saturated), 1g fibre, 136mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium.

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