Chuck Steak with Chimichurri
Grilled steak topped with chimichurri and caramelized plantains on coconut rice.
- Difficulty (0 = Caveman, 5 = Thomas Keller): 3
- Serving size: 2-3
- Prep/cook time: 45 min
- Meat temp: Med-well
- 1 lb chuck steak
- 2 plantains
- 4 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 cup Calrose rice
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 2 shallots
- 3 sprigs oregano leaves
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp dried chili flakes
- 1 tbsp butter
- In a food processor, add the garlic, parsley, shallots, oregano, rice vinegar, olive oil and chili flakes.
- Blend until smooth and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Next prepare the rice, in a pot add 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. A real boil, not baby bubbles. Come on… Then add the rice, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat. This is the superior method for rice making. It’ll always work so long as you’re making less than 4 cups of rice, and this only works for white rices- but it’s amazing.
- While the rice is cooking, place the butter in a pan with the brown sugar or maple syrup, be sure it’s real maple syrup, because corn syrup will become bitter. Then add your sliced plantains and cook them until they’re soft and caramelized (about 5-10 minutes at medium heat).
- Season your meat and get some oil in a cast iron pan. It’ll be smoking hot. Sear the beef hard, about 4 minutes each side. Then reduce the heat to medium, and continue cooking on each side for about 6 minutes per side. Your rice will be okay. It can sit for like 45 minutes, if it’s covered it’ll stay hot.
- Let the meat rest, if you can’t touch it, don’t cut it.
- Thinly slice the steak and put on your plate, top it with the chimichurri.
- Place the plantains on the plate too.
- Take the rice, and add 4 tablespoons of coconut cream to your rice and mix thoroughly and add to your plate to serve.
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