Steak with Salsa Verde

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If I had to choose a ‘favourite meal’, steak with salsa verde would most definitely be up there – top 3. A well-hung  piece of meat – dark, flavourful, flesh marbled with fat – cooked just how I like it, soft, meltingly tender and medium rare.

I remember the first time I tasted salsa verde. A summers day and one of my mum’s perfect summer meals. Roast chicken, slathered with herbs and butter. Broad beans with bacon and herby vinaigrette and new potatoes, glistening and flecked green with the salsa. I still make that meal to this day.

Salsa Verde

Small handful each capers and cornichons
1-2 cloves garlic
5-6 anchovy fillets (brown, salty kind)
Large handful flatleaf parsley, leaves picked
Slightly smaller handful each basil and mint
1 level tablespoon mustard (I used wholegrain but dijon is better)
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
8 tablespoons olive oil
Pepper

- The key is to chop everything really finely, then put in a bowl before adding the mustard, pepper and vinegar. Then stir in the oil. If you find it too tangy or have a less than great red wine vinegar, try adding a little sugar.

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18 thoughts on “Steak with Salsa Verde

  1. Jess – Thank you again, I was very touched.
    Michele – Please, please try it!
    Mike – And I’ve never had a tomatillo!
    Peter G- Yes, it is a great dish for the summer.
    Jeanne – Thanks, I was rather chuffed with myself! It’s a shame you didn’t make it down but I understand the need for your bed, even though it did happen in the middle of the day ;) Hopefully we will get the chance to chat again soon :)
    Kittie – Thank you, they sure are some fine chillies.
    Jenn – ooh yes, chimichuri – yum! And thank you for the anniversary congratulations!

  2. Salsa verde is wonderful, isn’t it? As is that gorgeous piece of meat! I’m feeling a bit spoilt after Chicago where ALL the meat was outstanding… And I saw on Chris’s blog that you won the chilli cook-off – well done you! I’m sorry I missed it but I had a standing early appointment with my bed every evening that week ;-)

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